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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A Student’s Day in Teach to One: Math

A Student’s Day in Teach to One: Math

There’s nothing typical about teaching and learning in the reimagined classroom.
For students in traditional classrooms across the country (and around the globe), the school day can look very similar. Whether in Calgary, Mexico City, or Washington, DC, students shuffle through hallways towards their next class, where they sit in

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Creating Cohesion: From Units to Stories

Creating Cohesion: From Units to Stories

Rethinking how students experience skills to increase engagement and accelerate learning
The Relentless March of the Classroom Unit
If you’ve been a student in the last 100 years, you are familiar with the “Unit” as the primary way learning new skills is divided and organized. The Unit—as in “Class, in

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Master Teachers Share Best Practices for Blended Learning

Master Teachers Share Best Practices for Blended Learning

How can blended learning help teachers personalize the education experience for every student?
Lately, it seems like more and more educators and education innovators are talking about the concept of blended learning: a blend of traditional and virtual learning to give students learning opportunities and experiences they did not have

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The Joys of (Some) Noise

The Joys of (Some) Noise

Learning through discussion and debate in student collaboration modalities
Students often learn and retain knowledge best when they talk through concepts and problem-solving strategies. Effective collaboration skills are also predictive of college success, and an important part of middle school development. As students move beyond middle and high school and

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Personalized Learning Can Engage and Propel High Achievers

Personalized Learning Can Engage and Propel High Achievers

Unleashing high achievers’ motivation and passion for learning with personalized learning.
While the rhetoric of personalized learning often focuses on the needs of helping students fill pre-grade-level gaps in knowledge, tailoring instruction to students’ unique needs also means unleashing high achieving students. In traditional classrooms, teachers are often assigned a

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