New Tools and Resources for Reimagining Teacher Preparation

For the past two years, Education First has facilitated a community of practice of five teacher preparation technical assistance centers–Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, National Center for Teacher Residencies, TeacherSquared, TeachingWorks and University-School Partnerships for the Renewal of Educator Prep–working to reimagine the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. As part of Read more about New Tools and Resources for Reimagining Teacher Preparation[…]

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Walking Together: A Practical Guide for Strengthening Partnerships Between Schools, Families, and Communities

Imagine this: A community comes together to set a vision for its public schools. In local libraries, neighborhood associations, school cafeterias, and places of worship, families sit down together and share their hopes and dreams for their children. They think about what schools need to do to better equip students for college, career, entrepreneurship, and Read more about Walking Together: A Practical Guide for Strengthening Partnerships Between Schools, Families, and Communities[…]

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Innovations in Education

Since January, the Walton Family Foundation has been on a video journey – traveling from Washington, D.C., to Oakland to Denver to New Orleans – visiting top innovators in education and producing a video series to share what they have found. “We look to brave leaders, such as the individuals featured in this series, to Read more about Innovations in Education[…]

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ED Releases New Parent and Community Engagement Framework

The fourth quarter of the school year is generally a time of preparation for schools and districts as they finalize next year’s budget, student and teacher schedules, and professional development for the upcoming school year. During this time of preparation, it is important that schools and districts discuss ways that they can support parents and Read more about ED Releases New Parent and Community Engagement Framework[…]

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Building Support for Effective Teaching: The Impact of Public Will

The United Way Worldwide (UWW) recently released a study on how communities can work together to advance effective teaching and empower effective teachers.  Beginning in July 2009, the study took place in 14 communities located in Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee. United Way Worldwide worked with the communities to identify strategies to support and enhance Read more about Building Support for Effective Teaching: The Impact of Public Will[…]

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A Match on Dry Grass

The persistent failure of public schooling in low-income communities is a pressing civil rights and social justice issue, but too few policy- and decision-makers know what to do about it, write Keith Catone and Mark Warren on the Annenberg Institute for School Reform website. However, a recent call for a “community organizing” approach to school Read more about A Match on Dry Grass[…]

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