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Member Spotlight: NCS and UCCSR referenced in articles about Innovative School Improvement in Chicago

Posted Mar 12, 2019 to News

Several articles and blogs the past several weeks have been lifting up the incredible work happening in Chicago Public Schools.  Network member, the Network for College Success (NCS) and BELE Network learning partner, the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UCCSR) were both referenced in this news article,  UCCSR was also referenced in this article by the Brookings Institute about school autonomy in Chicago.  Finally, Bill Gates wrote a blog piece about the use of data in Chicago Public…

Member Spotlight: The Power of Mentoring with Summit Learning and Turnaround for Children

Posted Feb 15, 2019 to News

Check out this opinion piece about mentoring featuring the work of Summit Learning, with a reference to Turnaround for Children’s founder Pam Cantor! 

Member Spotlight: BARR featured as “Model to Learn From”

Posted Nov 13, 2018 to News

One of our network members, Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) was featured in two recent publications as “a model to learn from”: Click here to read a new spotlight published by 100Kin10 (see page 62), and click here to check out an EdWeek blog.

Member Spotlight: EL Education featured on 3 EdWeek blog posts

Posted Nov 13, 2018 to News

Just before the start of the 2018-2019 school year, EL Education staff and BELE Network members Alison Lee and Meg Riordan published three blog posts on EdWeek.  Check out their ideas surrounding equity, continuous improvement, and student agency at the links below: How Can Teachers Create Equitable Spaces for All Students? Equity and Voice: How a Sense of Belonging Promotes Students’ Agency Using Continuous Improvement to Disrupt Inequity and Promote Deeper Learning

Member Spotlight: “Designing for Learning Primer & Cards” by Transcend

Posted Nov 13, 2018 to News

One of our partners, Transcend, just released “Designing for Learning Primer & Cards,” which explore questions like “how does learning happen?”, and “how can we create environments that best support it?” Download free here #TranscendEdu @TranscendBuilds

Member Spotlight: A little-known program has lifted 9th grade performance in virtually every type of school

Posted Aug 31, 2018 to News

The BARR program was featured in the Hechinger Report.  Read the article here!

Member Spotlight: The Science Behind Summit Public Schools’ Model

Posted Mar 15, 2018 to News

Adam Carter, Chief Academic Officer at Summit Public Schools, a BELE Network member, explains the science behind their work to create equitable learning environments. Read his post on Education Week.

Washington Post: To learn about improving urban public schools, we should study Chicago. Yes, Chicago.

Posted Mar 14, 2018 to News

The Washington Post applauds the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research – a BELE Network member – for providing educators with unparalleled data to help inform their work. Read this article on The Washington Post.

The BARR Model

Posted Mar 14, 2018 to News

Our member, the Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) Center, believes great teaching begins with understanding each student as a learner – and as a person. Watch to see how BARR is working at schools across the country.

Welcome to the BELE Network Blog! Follow our Work to Advance Equity in Education

Posted Mar 12, 2018 to Announcements

Hello and welcome to the BELE Network’s blog! We’re so excited to use this space to share our progress and highlight the great work of members and learning partners. We will be updating this section regularly, so be sure to visit often!