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 Schools to increase the number of “on-track” 9th grade students, specifically lifting up the work of NCS. Kudos to NCS and UCCSR for their work!
Check out this opinion piece about mentoring featuring the work of Summit Learning, with a reference to Turnaround for Children’s founder Pam Cantor!
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.
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:
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
The BARR program was featured in the Hechinger Report. Read the article here!