Entries by Catie Schuster

Our webinar in top three of 2016!

The American Evaluation Association picked its top three eStudies from 2016, and we are honored and delighted that Joanne’s presentation with Jane Davidson, “Evaluation-Driven Deep Whole-System Change,” in June was selected. So, if you missed it, you’ll have another chance to see it because AEA are making it, and the other two top presentations, available […]

Singing in Spanish

Both a recent episode of Morning Edition from NPR and a story that played on 89.3 KPCC visit a dual-language school called Stone Avenue in Riverside, California. Ron Morris, a kindergarten teacher, takes his students through the same subjects that all kids learn (math, spelling, etc.), but teaches them in Spanish, tapping into his learners’ […]

Putting a Face on Graduation Rates

The Tampa Bay Times recently interviewed Jeff Eakins, superintendent of Hillsborough Schools, about his efforts to improve graduation rates. Eakins had some insightful things to say about his role and what works when you’re trying to help students make it to the finish line. First, Eakins credits the gains in graduation rates that his district […]

Blazing Trails in Oklahoma City Public Schools

Sparked by their work with The Learner First, Oklahoma City Public Schools have ditched test driven teaching tools in favor of a bold, new direction: project-based learning. The exciting new teaching methods have drawn the attention of the Oklahoma Gazette. Check out their awesome article about what this means for the learners in their district.