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Perspective | In Charlotte, keeping connected to 212 at-home students

How do you teach 212 students from a distance? Expanded-Impact Teacher Jimmel Williams says you listen carefully to your students’...

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Perspective | Keep doing what worked: Advice for at-home learning

Keep doing what works: For Erin Burns Mehigan, that message has been central to her school’s shift to at-home teaching...

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Perspective | Putting data in its place: How strong teaching teams use data to achieve student growth

Can deep dives into large flows of student learning data actually lower teacher stress? Successful multi-classroom leaders, who lead small...

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Perspective | Can I really keep at this? What kept one great teacher in the classroom

Opportunity Culture kept me from leaving the classroom. When our first child was born, my wife and I discussed our...

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Perspective | Suspending student suspensions: How teaching teams created calm classrooms

How can kids learn when they’re not in the classroom? That’s the issue I confronted when I arrived at Albemarle...

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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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Learning to lead as a Multi-Classroom Leader

In 2015–16, I was a high school English teacher at an elite, private college-prep high school. In 2017-18, I became...

 

Opportunity Culture dashboard updates data on nationwide initiative: High-growth student learning, strong teacher support, 56K students reached

The following is a press release from Public Impact. Public Impact, which created and leads the national Opportunity Culture initiative,...

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The best tool — sometimes: Using tech in elementary school

As soon as students enter my classroom for a small-group session, I know what question is coming: “Are we going...

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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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The risks and rewards of using blended learning to reach more students

If, as a teacher who sees success with one class of students, I could reach twice as many students per...

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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...