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Can Restorative Practices Improve School Climate and Curb Suspensions?

Adam Harris

This report from the RAND Corporation looks at restorative practices. Many feel restorative practices can empower students by changing how… Read More »


Frequently Asked Questions about Social-Emotional Learning


This FAQ provides a quick overview of SEL. It examines the definition of SEL and answers some basic questions about… Read More »


AASA National Conference on Education

The National Conference on Leadership, sponsored by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is a chance for superintendents to come together… Read More »


Productive Problem Finding

Frank LaBanca

This resource developed by Distinguished Fellow alumn Frank LaBanca is designed to introduce “problem finding” as a tool for student-centered… Read More »

blog | January 11, 2019 | by Jose Romero

Why It Matters to Have Teachers That Look Like Me

For ten years—the first decade I was in school—all my teachers were white women. As a Mexican American kid, I… Read More »


Get Your Classroom Thinking! Deeper Learning Strategies for Any Classroom, Grades 6–12

This webinar will focus on helping students learn to use summarization in engaging ways to promote deeper learning, by identifying… Read More »


4 Things you Should Know about Digital Portfolios

This article provides a quick overview of the components of student-centered digital portfolios. It highlights four takeaways, including the importance… Read More »


Visual Teaching Ideas to Spark Creative Thinking in Math

Jerry Burkhart

This article looks at ways to spark creativity and deep thinking in math classes. The author, a veteran educator and… Read More »

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Deeper Learning and Diffusion of Innovation and Scaled Impact of New Hampshire’s Work-Study Practices 

JFF and New Hampshire Learning Institute

Through its Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) initiative, New Hampshire offers innovative, successful approaches in competency-based and deeper learning… Read More »

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Robust and Equitable Measures to Inspire Quality Schools

JFF and Urban Institute

The REMIQS (pronounced “re-mix”) project is a two-phase, multi-state, mixed-methods investigation designed to answer two questions: Where are the highest performing schools in traditional settings that consistently promote… Read More »

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