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Curriculum and Academics

To prepare students for long-term success, it is imperative that schools provide all students with evidence-based instruction. EAB can help schools elevate teaching excellence, remove barriers to college access, and close achievement gaps.

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While our brains are naturally set up to learn to speak, learning to read does not happen on its own. Early readers must develop certain parts of the brain and build connections between brain areas that were not connected before. Our infographic, created for the elementary classroom, presents a simplified depiction of how our brains…

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The majority of K-12 students do not receive the career development they need to be successful in the labor market. As a result, they make uninformed decisions about their next steps after graduation—costing them time and money in the long run.This full-length study discusses how district leaders and staff can help students better understand their…

Students may already know that choosing the right college can make all the difference for their future. But do they know what makes a college right for them? Our infographic, written for students, explains how to get on the road to college graduation by picking the school a student is most likely to graduate from. …

Learning by teaching may help students understand material on a deeper level, writes Elisabeth Stock, the CEO and co-founder of nonprofit PowerMyLearning, for EdSurge. The principle behind learning by teaching (also known as the Protégé Effect) is simple: “When you explain something to someone else, you understand it better,” writes Stock. She recounts a story…

Engaging students in the classroom can be challenging, especially in middle school and high school. In fact, according to a 2017 Gallup survey, while 74% of students feel engaged in fifth grade, that number drops to 34% when students reach their senior year of high school. One reason for this “school engagement cliff” is that…

About this Series This webconference series will present our 2017-2018 research on closing the college access gap for underrepresented students. Key topics will include: Creating a Culture of High Expectations and Building Student Confidence Supporting Students in Making More Informed Post-Secondary Choices Removing Non-Academic Barriers to Application and Matriculation

Summary This report explores practices to serve middle school students and improve their academic outcomes. It profiles academic and social-emotional support practices that administrators can implement inside and outside the classroom. This report also discusses the value of data tracking and communication to increase stakeholder investment in individual student growth. Key observations from our research…


About this Series This series will distill lessons from districts that have successfully improved reading outcomes, even for the most vulnerable student populations. It will also provide practical strategies for leaders to build and sustain literacy expertise within your district.

About the Webconference This webconference is designed to build school and district consensus around the importance of a science-based approach to reading instruction. We will explore the most up-to-date research on reading instruction and will discuss how brain imaging has provided a clearer understanding of how students learn to read.

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