Promising Practices Newsletters


CTE Data Deep Dive

Learn how educators at Ohio’s two-time Pacesetter winner Penta Career Center are using assessment data to take instruction in their CTE programs to the next level.

Avocado toast prepared by Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center students as part of a problem-based learning assignment.

A Recipe for Health

Culinary, healthcare and digital technology students take on Type 2 diabetes with delicious recipes and cooking videos at West Virginia’s Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center.


Uplift Boys of Color

Young men and boys of color often experience “invisible” forms of trauma and social and emotional disadvantages — learn how to recognize their needs and build their trust.


September 2021 Issue

Oklahoma students earn national recognition in a NASA design competition. Also: An Ohio school’s standard-based grading journey; district efforts to recruit and retain great teachers; pairing powerful instructional practices with #NatGeo resources; new Readiness course digital tools; and more.


April 2021 Issue

An Ohio high school’s three-year reform plan is generating student growth in all tested areas. Also in this issue: Two districts’ diversity, equity and inclusion journeys, how schools are adding esports to their learning playbooks, 2021 Making Schools Work Conference updates and more.


March 2021 Issue

Learn how an Alabama district is equipping students with essential academic, technical and employability skills. Also in this issue: A South Carolina high school targets students’ mental health needs, 2021 Making Schools Work Conference updates, featured speaker spotlights and more.