Principal Gail Withers was ready for change. She told her ANet coach: I want to craft a strategic plan that pushes my students to achieve their best outcomes. Building on Principal Withers’ deep knowledge of her school, her coach worked with her to craft a plan that would turn evidence to action.Read More
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Students first. Growth mindset. Always learning. Innovative thinking. Collaboration. Strong relationship building. These are the key elements that propel the work that is garnering results for student achievement at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore City, Maryland.Read More
Craig’s goals for his school are bigger than his team: just eleven teachers and no assistant principal. How did such a small team manage to improve the school’s test scores by a whopping 4.2%—one of the largest positive percentage changes in New York City?Read More
Renaissance School of the Arts has a simple but ambitious goal: By June 2019, proficiency rates in both ELA and Mathematics will increase by 20%. They homed in on two obstacles: teachers faced too many competing priorities, and classroom instruction was not always standards-aligned.Read More
Discussion is a necessary piece of learning to fully understand, challenge, and support one's ideas and evidence. Learn how University Prep Academy’s teachers got more students speaking up in class than ever before!Read More
Simply stated, text complexity is how easy or hard a text is to read, based on quantitative and qualitative text features. Learn more about how to measure text complexity.Read More
Many districts are investing heavily in curriculum to improve teaching and learning. But you’ll only get so far if you only pay attention to curriculum, because assessments can actively work against a good curriculum. ANet helped LDOE grapple with this dilemma.Read More
Teachers and leaders from across the country, including seven from Lawrence Public Schools, attended UnboundED’s Standards Institute. For two teachers in particular, it was a professional development experience that didn’t just increase their knowledge: it helped them reframe high expectations as an issue of educational equity.Read More
Principal Tricia Menzhuber at St. John Paul II Academy in northeast Minneapolis is passionate about learning—and not just for students.Read More
Today, Angela’s on her way to visit Raleigh-Egypt Middle/High School. She’s built close relationships with many educators in the building over the past two years she’s coached them. Together, they’ve faced challenges and shared many successes. Among the successes—last year, Raleigh-Egypt jumped from a level 1 rating to a level 5.Read More
Twin Oaks Elementary recently adopted a new, high-quality curriculum. Switching curricula can feel stressful and overwhelming for teachers, but the process has gone smoothly thanks to the hands-on support of the school leaders.Read More
Leaders at Paul A. Dever Elementary School, in Boston, are preparing themselves for a future in which its teachers assume leadership roles.Read More
Most educators mean well, but racist structures oppress students despite the good intentions of individuals. Low expectations based on unconscious biases harm students generation after generation.Read More
Teachers at Allen Parish Schools, in Louisiana, felt harried and frustrated by testing until ANet helped district leaders realize they had a tool to save time and inform their teaching hiding in plain sight—curriculum-embedded assessments.Read More
Schools that get breakthrough results have one thing in common: they expect students to do most of the work themselves. Here are five ways to encourage productive struggle.Read More