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July 2017

Irving Reads

In 2010, the Irving ISD focused its literacy efforts on promoting summer reading.

Videoconferencing for PD

When Orange County Public Schools in Florida launched a 1-to-1 program five years ago, leaders knew they had to ensure teachers used the 74,000 devices to their fullest potential.

Math as a Second Language

Math comprehension, literacy and integrating technology have been tough for non-English speaking students at Socorro ISD.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives

In a rural, high-poverty district in Arkansas, providing health care services at school solved several problems.

Pass and Go! AP Encouragement

When Clarksville-Montgomery County schools’ AP enrollment was declining and exam pass rates were stagnant, district leaders reached out to community members to create a program that would encourage and reward students who enrolled in AP courses and passed the final test.

Summer Literacy Academy

To close an equity gap at Arlington Public Schools, the district’s office of minority achievement collaborated with the English Language Arts department to modify an existing summer program to fit the needs of black middle school students.

From Ambition to Tradition

A high school counselor in the Amarillo ISD, of which 70 percent of the student population cannot afford to attend college, set a goal for every student in Caprock High School’s senior class to apply to at least one college before graduating.

Equity for English Language Learners

When administrators at Harrisonburg City Public Schools saw performance gaps between ELL and non-ELL students in 2012, they started a dual-language (English and Spanish) kindergarten classroom.

Hoover Helps

Many households in Hoover City Schools are “food-insecure,” which means children don’t have enough food to eat, especially on weekends.

Increasing Postsecondary Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities

In Germantown, approximately 1,200 of the 42,000 residents are diagnosed with an intellectual or cognitive disability. Only 220 of those 1,200 residents enjoy part-time employment and make minimum wage in their adulthood.