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9/27/2017

In the Ventura USD in California, one low achieving middle school at risk of closure was instead transformed into the De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts (DATA), a high achieving magnet school. A significant component in DATA’s dramatic turnaround has been its innovative project based and collaborative learning environments and makerspaces, which employ technology as a central component.

10/4/2017

While STEM education has become a priority for K12 educators and policymakers, ensuring equity of access to high-quality STEM programs for all students remains challenging. Districts are stepping up to this challenge in innovative ways, using creative strategies to provide these learning opportunities equitably to all student populations.

10/19/2017

Districts are increasingly tasked with providing options for at-risk and underserved student populations to address persistent achievement gaps. While nationwide gains in closing achievement gaps have been made, research shows that underserved student populations still achieve at lower rates than their peers in many areas.

On-Demand

9/18/2017

When students can make sense of words, then they learn, grow and succeed. But, getting to this point can be a struggle when students need to overcome reading challenges. Studies have shown that if students learn strategies for unlocking multisyllabic words and academic vocabulary with fluency and confidence, then they will achieve long-term results.

Attend this web seminar to learn some research-based strategies that are effective with all struggling readers, whether they are English language learners, students with reading disabilities, or students who have simply fallen behind.

9/12/2017

District and school safety plans and compliance measures are a start, but how do you move beyond the basics to accurately assess the preparedness of your staff and students?

Attend this webinar to learn more about the most current recommendations for school safety and emergency preparedness that every administrator should understand, as well as practical advice and best practices to implement in any school or district when it comes to safety and security.

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8/15/2017

Indicative of a rich curriculum, deeper learning occurs when a district successfully empowers students to synthesize and creatively apply knowledge through critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. While essential to preparing students for today’s colleges and careers, building a culture of deeper learning can be challenging to accomplish at a district level.

4/25/2017

Personalized learning solutions are helping educators leverage digital curriculum technology to create individualized learning paths for each student, based on personalized and adaptive instruction.

4/5/2017

Best practices in reading instruction are always evolving, as researchers are constantly learning how to better support young readers, particularly early and struggling readers. Recent years have brought more changes to how phonics instruction is emphasized in reading curriculum. Many educators who taught during the Reading First era and later within the Common Core are uncertain about how to best support strong phonics instruction, and thus lay the foundation for reading success in their districts.

3/22/2017

Literacy is essential for success in school, but when students at the middle and high school levels continue to struggle with reading, the consequences can be lifelong. Struggling adolescent readers are more likely to have discipline or behavioral issues, to have lower academic achievement overall and to drop out of school. Many districts don’t offer reading specialists or targeted support at the middle and high school levels, focusing on other priorities because the common perception is that it’s too late to help students’ reading skills by the time they reach adolescence.

3/14/2017

District Administration welcomes education policy expert Robert Balfanz for this web seminar about what the last 10 years of research has found when it comes to improving the most challenged and lowest-performing schools, as well as the implications of the Trump administration and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on these efforts.

2/8/2017

In the Wright City R-II School District in Missouri, the Wright City Academy provides online alternative education and credit recovery programs for at-risk high school students attending Wright City High School. In 2013, Wright Academy began using Fuel Education original credit courses and credit recovery courses, helping the school meet a wide range of intervention and improvement needs while turning frustrated and unsuccessful students into motivated learners, who take pride in their work and aspire to earn their high school diploma.

1/31/2017

For administrators taking on the challenge of turning around failing schools, developing a strategic focus for improvement efforts is crucial. The Stringfellow Elementary School—a preK-5 school in the Colquitt County Schools in Georgia—had been one of the lowest-performing schools in the state, given a failing grade by the Georgia DOE and under risk of state takeover.

1/17/2017

A variety of research indicates that an engaged and motivated student is more likely to be a high-achieving student. But what does student engagement look like in a digital environment? To keep all students motivated—especially those who struggle or are disengaged—educators need to ensure that engagement is built into the DNA of the curriculum. In a digital environment, engaged students experience more personalized learning and are more likely to actively participate in their learning.