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Nonprofits build bridges with schools

Melanie Lasoff Levs
April, 2016

In many partnerships that bring businesses and schools together, a private or nonprofit third party serves as a bridge to the most successful collaborations.

Innovative use of data helps Johnston County Schools close achievement gaps

District Administration Custom Publishing Group
April, 2016

Leaders in Johnston County Schools in central North Carolina knew they needed to find more effective ways to help struggling students, close the achievement gap and meet their core instructional priorities. So they carefully planned a pilot program to choose the best adaptive learning system for the district’s 25,000 K8 students and their educators.

Digital reading program takes literacy to new level

District Administration Custom Publishing Group
April, 2016
Connecticut elementary schools see boost in books read and Lexile scores after implementing myON

The push toward digital learning in Meriden Public Schools in Connecticut started about six years ago with a simple premise: Learning doesn’t stop when school ends. Superintendent Mark D. Benigni understood that advancing off-campus education would require a strong and engaging digital reading program.

Districts of Distinction March 2016: Creative collaboration

Ray Bendici
March, 2016
 Allegheny Valley School District’s MakerSpace allows students to experiment with STEAM concepts.

Educators constantly face new challenges that often require resources that may be in short supply. But this round’s Districts of Distinction honorees show a surplus of exemplary creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills that are increasing student achievement and graduation rates and, most importantly, facilitating education.

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