Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel

Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel are the co-directors of Public Impact and founders of the Opportunity Culture initiative.

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Perspective | The killer app for digital learning at scale: Human connection

Digital learning has gotten a bad rap, in some cases reasonably so, especially for the lack of results with disadvantaged...

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Opportunity Culture schools outpace state results in N.C.

As the founders of the Opportunity Culture initiative to extend the reach of great teaching to many more students, we...

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Closing achievement gaps in diverse and low-poverty schools

Education leaders in North Carolina and across the U.S. have spent decades highlighting and attempting to close achievement gaps, focused...

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N.C. Opportunity Culture schools beat state rates of student growth

Fifty-nine percent of Opportunity Culture schools in North Carolina exceeded student growth expectations in 2015–16, more than double the percentage...

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Keep your yardsticks off teachers’ careers, unless . . .

Numerous commentators, experts, and teachers themselves have offered critiques of teacher evaluation. Critiques aren’t limited to 1.0 evaluation systems. New...

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Digital providers: Let great teachers drive technology use, get results

What should we take away from News Corp.’s recent announcement that it is writing off losses stemming from its digital...

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Instead of ineffective professional development, try redesigning teacher roles

The New Teacher Project’s (TNTP) new report The Mirage sheds light on the nation’s failure to advance strong professional learning...

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N.C. leaders: Invest now to magnify the impact of great teachers on students, peers

North Carolina will never make the educational strides it needs until the best educators have far greater impact, for a...