30 High Schools Around the World Named “World-Leading Learners” and Invited to Join Global Learning Network

17 High Schools from the U.S. Invited to Join the Global Learning Network’s 2017 Cohort of 30 Schools from the United States, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, and Canada OCTOBER 31, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Baker, 646-504-3231 elizabeth@kirtzmanstrategies.com NEW YORK, NY – October 30, 2017 – Today, 30 high schools from around the world were […]

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Louisiana Department of Education Launches Educator Fellowship Program to Enhance Career Education

For Immediate Release Contact: Charlie Cummings, Senior Director charlie.cummings@americaachieves.org 574-310-2290   Louisiana Department of Education Launches Educator Fellowship Program to Enhance Career Education The Louisiana Department of Education is partnering with the national, non-profit organization America Achieves to launch the Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship for 21st Century Learning. The Fellowship is an opportunity for the […]

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ExcelinEd and America Achieves Course Unlocks PISA Data for Districts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) today opened enrollment for its latest EdPolicy Leaders Online course, How Do We Stack Up? Using OECD’s PISA to Drive Progress in U.S. Education. The course begins May 23 and has seven modules, which explore how pioneering education leaders can use PISA as a tool to improve teaching and learning for […]

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Growing Next-Generation Leaders from Everywhere

College is a big experience, no matter who you are. But for students from low-income backgrounds, who are often also first-generation college goers, college can feel especially weighty—as it’s essential to launch and grow a successful career. Career success is about far more than good grades. It also hinges on what students dooutside of the […]

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Dallas school GLN participation creates focus on data-driven practices

The School of Science and Engineering (SEM), in Dallas Independent School District, participated in the OECD Test for Schools 2012 pilot and again during the 2013-2014 administration. The results from both years provided valuable information as to areas in which SEM could improve. While SEM students performed quite well in all content areas, the school […]

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NWEA to deliver OECD Test for Schools

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) will partner with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the development and implementation of the 2016 OECD Test for Schools in the United States and will serve as the International Assessment Platform Provider for the rest of the world beginning in Fall 2016. For the first time, the […]

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How one principal is trying to get more black men into the classroom

Educators and policy wonks of many stripes pretty much agree that U.S. classrooms need more minority teachers. But how to make that happen? One Philadelphia principal is trying to do his part by launching a new organization that aims to bring together Philly’s black male educators and provide them with professional support to thrive in their jobs. The group, called The Fellowship, also wants to […]

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