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Anti-Racism Resources for Educators

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism have strengthened calls for a national gut check. Recognizing the disproportional impact of the pandemic on already oppressed communities, folks from a variety of backgrounds are looking at …

Published: August 28, 2020

Topics: Curriculum and Instruction, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tools for Scaling Best Practices: Windows, Bridges and Roadmaps

Our last two blog posts (here and here) explored the scaling of Work-Study Practices (WSPs, a.k.a., deeper learning competencies) in New Hampshire, the growth of this education innovation in the state and the role of …

Published: July 31, 2020

Topics: Curriculum and Instruction, Family and Community Engagement

Providence Students Use Data to Participate in System Change

Beyoncé and many others have said, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This is particularly true during the myriad crises presented by our current pandemic. But even before COVID-19, way back in the summer …

Published: July 07, 2020

Topics: Curriculum and Instruction, Policy and Advocacy

Three Ways to Scale Student-Centered Reforms in Your System

Since 2014, New Hampshire educators can meet academic accountability requirements through a statewide Performance Assessment for Competency-based Education (PACE) system. Aimed at capturing a more authentic assessment of content knowledge, educators have developed and scored …

Published: June 12, 2020

Topics: Policy and Advocacy

Story as Salve: The Impact of Sharing Lived Experience in Youth Voice Work

Photo Credit: Celia Herrera / URBN Brands I am so tired of being confused. All those years of knowledge, and still I lose. Is it C or B? Should I choose A or D? I second guess myself; …

Published: May 26, 2020

Topics: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Policy and Advocacy

Not a Normal Convening but What’s Normal Anyway?

The Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative hosted its bi-annual grantee convening May 7-8. Our original plans were to meet in Philadelphia and visit with student activists and educators, but like so many of us are doing …

Published: May 13, 2020

Topics: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Family and Community Engagement



Whole-Learner Education: A Policy Roadmap to Student Success

America Forward is a non-partisan policy initiative from New Profit that is working to advancing whole-learner education. The project provides a policy roadmap to promote and prioritize the adoption of evidence-based whole-learner approaches in K-12 …

Published: September 11, 2020

Topics: Curriculum and Instruction, Policy and Advocacy
, School and Classroom Leadership

In a Time of Crisis, What Can We Learn About Learning Time?

There is evidence that the time use in schools could be improved. Due to COVID-19, schools and districts have the opportunity to re-consider how time is used, especially during remote learning. If remote learning can …

Published: September 11, 2020

Topics: Curriculum and Instruction, School and Classroom Leadership

Maximizing Student Engagement & Learning: A Guide to High School Planning During COVID-19

Springpoint spoke with over 40 leaders from schools, districts, networks and organizations around the country to hear what went well in spring 2020, what they learned and how they are planning for a fall like …

Published: September 04, 2020

Topics: Curriculum and Instruction, School and Classroom Leadership

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