Eleven school districts and a charter management organization in Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, and Arkansas are the latest to join the national Opportunity Culture initiative, led by Public Impact, which extends the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, for more pay, within recurring budgets. Some sites also include yearlong, paid residencies […]
As districts seek innovations to bolster student academics and bring support and joy to students and teachers, the Opportunity Culture model continues to spread and produce results, even in another challenging pandemic year. Each year, Public Impact analyzes Opportunity Culture data to improve its materials and its work with schools and districts. With the overarching […]
When Covid forced students to learn from home in spring 2020, families were left largely on their own to figure out how to fill the gaps in school structure and supports, leading to the emergence of learning pods. What supports could make it possible for learning pods to continue?
EdNC, March 16, 2022, by Mebane Rash. “Students in high-poverty schools are about half as likely to have access to highly effective teachers, compared to students in low-poverty schools,” said Johanna Anderson, executive director of The Belk Foundation, at a recent convening of their board of directors and education stakeholders. This is not a new data […]
Idaho Ed News, March 7, 2022, by Terry Ryan “Idaho had the largest percentage population growth in 2021, followed by Utah, Montana and Arizona” read the December 27th, 2021 headline. It is well known to those of us living here that our state is growing. As a result of this growth in new residents we need […]
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 […]
CNET, February 14, 2022 by Antonio Ruiz Camacho. The pandemic may be the last straw for a profession mired in stagnant pay, compounding demands and endemic burnout. The situation has some asking if the field of teaching needs a reset. It took just a simple question for Andria Nelson to grasp how different the world […]
ASU News, February 8, 2022. Virtual conference convenes education leaders from around the world to consider a redesign of the classroom. America does not have a shortage of licensed teachers. It does, however, have a shortage of people who want to teach. High pressure. Low pay. Little encouragement. More responsibilities heaped on each year. These […]
KTVB, February 8, 2022, by Tristan Lewis. A study commissioned by BLUUM shows there could be more than 42,000 more K-12 students in the state by 2030, compared to 2020. As the state of Idaho grows in population, Gem State school populations are growing as well. A new study by Idaho non-profit BLUUM showed Idaho […]
Statewide analysis seeks to understand the market opportunity for new charter schools in Idaho, using population growth projections and a quality seats analysis.
Idaho Statesman, January 10, 2022, by Becca Savransky. Idaho legislators this year plan to push to fund optional full-day kindergarten, a proposal experts say would help improve Idaho’s reading outcomes as children enter first grade. Lawmakers said not only will funding full-day kindergarten give more kids that extra academic time, but will also alleviate some […]
Idaho Stateman, December 21, 2021, by Terry Ryan. The COVID-19 pandemic has depressed in historic fashion literacy results for elementary school children across the country. Performance on the iReady test administered nationally by Curriculum Associates showed, “compared to historical averages, fewer second and third graders were at grade level in reading (six and five percentage […]