This edition of our newsletter includes the following features stories, and more:
Resetting Teaching: Mitigating the Great Resignation
Making sense of the conflicting reports about teacher shortages and resignations may take many more months, but CNET took a solid look in The Great Resignation Hasn’t Hit School Teachers Yet. Here’s Why It Still Might.
It highlights Public Impact’s Opportunity Culture initiative as one approach to “bringing a reset to the role of teachers,” and quotes Anne Claire Tejtel Nornhold, who leads Opportunity Culture work in Baltimore City Public Schools. Read more…
Harnessing the Power of Small-Group Tutoring
As research continues to show the very positive learning impact of tutoring by both teachers and paraprofessionals, Public Impact is focusing this year on how our Opportunity Culture models can help schools and districts maximize the power of tutoring.
With multi-classroom leaders guiding their teaching teams, Opportunity Culture schools can scale up effective small-group tutoring by paraprofessionals and team teachers, helping reach all students with personalized attention. We plan to publish more on this later this year, but we recently laid out some starting guidelines here.
Idaho Kindergarten, Growing Numbers of Students
Public Impact has worked with Bluum, an Idaho education nonprofit, on two recent studies:
The first looked at the academic outcomes of Idaho students participating in full-day kindergarten and the need to offer a full-day kindergarten option statewide. Read more: Report: Idaho’s Full-Day Kindergarteners Outpace Half-Day Students in Reading; full report here.
The second analyzed the coming demand for significantly more student seats in Iowa, finding a need for more than 100 new schools by 2030. Read more: Growing Idaho: Study shows need for more than 100 new schools by 2030; full report: Idaho Charter Market Analysis.
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