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Singing in Spanish

Both a recent episode of Morning Edition from NPR and a story…

Putting a Face on Graduation Rates

The Tampa Bay Times recently interviewed Jeff Eakins, superintendent…

Designing Deep Learning

Learning is deepest when it connects to students’ lives –…

We’re Back!

The Learner First have updated our website, and it is more than…

Learners Are Not Failing the System —The System is Failing Learners

Joanne is featured in the latest issue of Pioneering, Education…

How to Achieve Whole-System Lift for Struggling Title I Schools

Event: eStudy from the American Evaluation Association Dates: …

Teacher Appreciation Week

To all our wonderful teachers, Learning is knowing who you…

Testing Song 2016 (I Can’t Feel My Face)

Testing season got you down? Ashley Haddox-Williams, a…

The Rise of Investing in Humanity (Part 2): “Personalized Education – a lesson from business”

In our last blog (Part One) we discussed how the narrow pursuit…

The Rise of Investing in Humanity (Part 1): Education’s “Wall Street” Crash

At a recent meeting on social impact investing, a Wealth Management…

One Size Fits One – a conundrum

In our previous blog we mentioned the significant investment…

How professional learning solutions implicitly blame teachers

It’s estimated that in 2016 over one trillion of taxpayer…

Blazing Trails in Oklahoma City Public Schools

Sparked by their work with The Learner First, Oklahoma City Public…

Are We Forcing Teachers into Malpractice?

If you go to your doctor with a cold, she starts by asking you…