Algebra Foundations for High School

Algebra Foundations for High School

The Algebra Challenge
High schools across the country struggle with incoming freshman who aren’t ready for the rigors of algebra. Achieving algebra proficiency is a critical baseline. It enables students to go on to master geometry and Algebra II coursework as well as higher level high school math. Being unprepared

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Deeper Learning Through Multiple Modalities

Deeper Learning Through Multiple Modalities

Anyone who’s tried to master a complicated task—such as preparing the perfect coq a vin to impress your dinner guests—knows there’s a disconnect between instruction and execution. You could have the greatest cookbook in the world, but conquering a difficult new recipe means trying, failing, changing your approach, and trying

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Provides Scholarships for Middle School Students

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Provides Scholarships for Middle School Students

New Classrooms is excited to work with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to identify exceptional students who may be a great fit for the Young Scholars Program.
A selective 5-year pre-college scholarship for high-performing middle school students with financial need, it is the largest scholarship of its kind in the nation.

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Maturing in Math Class

Maturing in Math Class

Roosevelt Middle School student finds her smile
Irina Tamayo spent most of sixth grade with what she describes as “a mean face.”
She started each day at Roosevelt Middle School in Oakland with math. First period was hard. She often felt behind in math. It was a frustrating start

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An Opportunity to Collaborate

An Opportunity to Collaborate

Math Director Danielle Doyle shares how Teach to One: Math has improved relationships and collaboration amongst teachers and students.
In an Elizabeth, NJ middle school, a lively discussion is happening. Voices are flying over the desks with enthusiasm about a math lesson. This is exactly what we want to

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New Classrooms’ Interactive Math Learning Model Expands To 10 States

New Classrooms’ Interactive Math Learning Model Expands To 10 States

Number of schools using Teach to One: Math grows over 40 percent
NEW YORK – New Classrooms, a national nonprofit on a mission to personalize education by redesigning how a classroom works, is announcing its first school-based learning model, Teach to One: Math (TTO), will be used by approximately 13,000

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What We’re Reading: News Update

What We’re Reading: News Update

We will regularly post some of the news we have been reading that is relevant to our mission in personalized learning, education technology, social justice and equity, and funding in education.
New Classrooms and Teach to One: Math in the News
What Machine Learning and Draymond Green Have To Do

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A Turnaround Story From a Teach to One: Math Partner School

A Turnaround Story From a Teach to One: Math Partner School

The following speech was presented by Dr. Alison Burdick, Principal of Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, CT, at New Classrooms’ 1st Annual Geek Out Breakfast on April 21, 2016. Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School became a New Classrooms’ partnership school in the 2015-16 school year. The

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Lessons Learned on Evaluating Innovative School Models

Lessons Learned on Evaluating Innovative School Models

There’s nothing that has animated our work more over the last five years than designing a model that can reliably deliver measurable learning gains for kids.
The most recent independent evaluation from Professor Douglas Ready at Teachers College, Columbia University showed that students across all partnership schools, on average, made

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