Jill Blankenship

Your Guide to a Comprehensive Internal Master Scheduling Audit

Your school’s master schedule is an essential tool for aligning student learning with performance goals, driving instruction, and providing a roadmap to success. A well-crafted master schedule reflects your school’s vision and promotes rigorous, equitable opportunities for all learners. Your master schedule impacts the success of your school in every way— from culture and morale […]

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Claire Lorenz

Clearing the Most Significant Barrier to College Degree Completion

Inadequate math preparation is the single biggest obstacle to college completion. The Mathematical Association of America has described Americans’ struggle with math as “the most significant barrier” to completing both STEM and other degrees. Students who take precalculus in high school are much more likely to clear that hurdle—increasing their likelihood of completing a bachelor’s […]

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Priscilla Rodriguez

What Schools Should Know About the Digital SAT Suite of Assessments

Earlier this year, College Board announced that the SAT® Suite of Assessments is going digital. The digital tests, which include the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and PSAT™ 8/9, will be easier to take, easier to give, more secure, and more relevant. We’ve been talking extensively to school and district leaders as we make this transition […]

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President Biden Shares Stage with Delaware Early College Students

On Oct. 21, President Biden visited Delaware State University in Dover to speak about his student loan forgiveness initiative. Along with current Delaware State students, Biden shared the stage with a group of students from the Early College School at Delaware State University. In the audience were other students and the school’s three administrators, including […]

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Christine Lee

Why Academic Integrity Is Important to Teaching and Learning

Every decision in life has a push and pull factor; from what are we moving away and towards what are we moving. When confronted with the choice to take a shortcut solution and engage in academic misconduct, struggling students may feel they are moving towards a better course grade and away from the stress of […]

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How to Get Your Students Real-World Ready

Soon your students will be sitting in their desks, or at their screens, ready to begin a new school year. Where will your instruction take them? Can they see a clear path to a promising future? What can you give them, as an educator, a mentor, an ally? Now’s the time to imagine how you […]

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Priscilla Rodriguez

Why the SAT Remains Important in a Test-Optional World

All students deserve the opportunity to succeed. When I’m asked why students should take the SAT®, that’s my answer. Because in today’s test-optional admissions landscape, the SAT allows every student—regardless of where they attend high school—to be seen and to access opportunities that will shape their lives and careers.

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Diane Doerch

Keeping Students at the Center of Your Device Rollout

A year ago, the American Rescue Plan provided billions of dollars in federal relief for K–12 education. Many districts used these funds to purchase devices for every student. However, these devices can’t just be given to students without a plan; they must be distributed intentionally so that students understand how to use them responsibly.

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Anna-Lisa Mackey

Prepare Future-Ready High School Graduates with Social Emotional Learning

As educators, we are responsible for preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and social emotional competencies necessary to succeed in their future. However, the future is rapidly changing, and the educational gaps exposed by the pandemic mean that many high school students are not prepared for life after graduation.

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Mike Roemer

Federal Funds Provide a Boost for Summer Enrichment

When you look at the budget for our entire school, $10,000 isn’t a lot of money. But at Reagan High School where I am principal, that money will allow us to help 80 students receive math and reading enrichment this summer so they’re more prepared academically when the new school year begins.

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