In the News

In the News

In the News

School district introduces new method of identifying gifted students

Jul 22, 2017

To reduce bias in determining aptitudes and abilities of some students, Superintendent William Hite (TBA 2005) introduces a new method of identifying gifted students in The School District of Philadelphia.

Teachers offered 50% discount on houses offered at Detroit Land Bank auction

Jul 21, 2017

Detroit superintendent Nikolai Vitti (TBA 2016-2017) announces a new program to help attract teachers to the city’s public schools: the opportunity to buy a house at a 50 percent discount.

CMS calls Phase 1 of student assignment plan a success

Jul 19, 2017

Under the direction of Associate Superintendent of Student Assignment and School Choice Akeshia Craven-Howell (TBR 2006-2008), the first phase of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ plan to expand student diversity in the district’s magnet schools is deemed a success.

Redwood City school system launching nation’s first personalized learning teacher residency program

Jul 13, 2017

Summit Public Schools, led by Diane Tavenner (TBA 2014-2016), is pioneering a personalized learning residency to train new teachers.

RCSD lays out special education fix

Jul 13, 2017

Rochester City School District Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams (TBA 2014-2015) leads an overhaul of RCSD’s special education program to benefit students.

IDEA’s math and reading achievements among the best nationally

Jul 12, 2017

IDEA Public Schools founder Tom Torkelson (TBA 2015-2016) shares how IDEA outperforms schools at the state and national levels.

Editorial: New OPS approach with principals paying off

Jul 11, 2017

A program for coaching and supporting principals introduced by Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans (TBA 2003) shows results.

CCP, district team up for school that offers associates degrees

Jul 11, 2017

Superintendent William Hite (TBA 2005) of The School District of Philadelphia announces a new high school where students earn college credit before graduation.

Everyday trauma reshapes Rochester schools’ approach to teaching and supervision

Jul 6, 2017

Under the leadership of superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams (TBA 2014-2016), Rochester City School District is implementing practices to fundamentally shift the way adults think about and support the children they educate and supervise.

Students take virtual look at new BVP Mayoral Academy High School

Jul 4, 2017

Broad Center alumni Jeremy Chiappetta (TBR 2004-2006, TBA 2017) and Mike DeMatteo (TBR 2012-2014) lead a virtual tour of Blackstone Valley Prep’s newest campus.

RI’s Blackstone Valley Prep gets high marks in Stanford University study

Jun 21, 2017

Blackstone Valley Preparatory Academy, led by Executive Director Jeremy Chiappetta (TBR 2004-2006, TBA 2017), provides students more classroom time, improving student outcomes significantly.

Scaling personalized learning: Alex Hernandez on creating a shared vision

Jun 13, 2017

Alex Hernandez (TBR 2005-2007) shares what makes for a successful school network and highlights some examples from cities across the country.

Public Charter School District board approves incubator for new charter schools in South Carolina

Jun 9, 2017

Superintendent of the South Carolina Public Charter School District Elliot Smalley (TBR 2009-2011, TBA 2017) discusses the SCPCSD’s initiative to support new charter school leaders and ensure their success in serving students.

Inside one Denver charter school operator’s push to serve all students

May 30, 2017

This article offers a look at how STRIVE Preparatory Schools, founded by Chris Gibbons (TBA 2012), creates rigorous schools where all students can succeed.

Downtrodden parts of Texas lead nation in challenging high school students

May 26, 2017

Learn more about how IDEA Schools in Texas, co-founded by Tom Torkelson (TBA 2016), help students in underserved communities compete academically with their wealthier counterparts.