Sharing resources and tools that inform and guide our work

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states, and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

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OUSD Balanced Approach to Literacy Implementation Guide

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has developed a Balanced Approach to Literacy (BAL) Implementation Guide to provide a basic introduction to how the District defines this work, outline how the different components of the approach work together, and share links to resources to help teachers implement the approach into their classroom.

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CityBridge Foundation: Tools to 100 Schools

Tools to 100 Schools is a roadmap to much faster student proficiency growth in Washington, D.C.’s public schools. Tools inventories successful school models already operating in D.C. and around the nation and asks a framing question: How many replications of successful schools—or school turnarounds led by proven operators or with nonprofit partners—would D.C. need every year to reach almost all of our underserved students within a decade? To answer that question, the CityBridge Foundation built a simple mathematical model—the basis of Tools.

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Case Studies from the Oakland Blended Learning Pilot

These case studies from Greg Klein, Senior Director of Innovation and Learning from the Rogers Family Foundation, provide an ongoing update on how blended, personalized learning has been implemented across eight schools in Oakland.

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MyWays: A Next Gen Toolset

The MyWays Toolset from the Next Generation Learning Challenge helps educators address the Three Big Questions of Next Generation Learning: How well are we defining and articulating what success looks like for students attending our school? How well does our design for learning and the organization of our school directly support students' attainment of our richer, deeper definition of success? How do we gauge students' progress in developing those competencies? And: How can we measure and articulate our school’s overall performance, beyond proficiency in English Language Arts and math?

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