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  • November 23, 2015

    Changing Minds about Math

    In a recent article, Carnegie Corporation of New York's Kathryn Baron outlined the development, success, and future of the Community College Pathways. Drawing on student and faculty experiences, the article highlights supporting students' mindsets.

  • November 3, 2015

    How Improvement Science Gets Us to the Know-How

    Drawing on the experience of the Building a Teacher Effectiveness Network, a new report examines how when engaging an entire process that is disciplined by improvement science great gains can be achieved and know-how created.

  • November 3, 2015

    A Lesson in System-Wide Change

    Under Chancellor Nancy Zimpher the State University of New York is aiming to educate more people and educate them better. To reach this goal they are using improvement science to generate system-wide change.

  • September 25, 2015

    Using New Research to Improve Student Motivation

    Teachers know that motivation matters. It is central to student learning; it helps determine how engaged students are in their work, how hard they work, and how well they persevere in the face of challenges.…

  • September 22, 2015

    Improving Observer Training: The Trends and Challenges

    The third brief in a series examining trends in teacher evaluation, this report details findings both from recent research on observer training and from conversations with experts from district officials in five districts.