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September 18
2017
Equity of Opportunity and Baltimore County Public Schools
“An equitable system does not treat all students in a standardized way, but differentiates instruction, services, and resources to respond effectively to the diverse needs of students, so that each student can develop his or her full academic and societal potential.” —Learning Policy Institute

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05/30/2017

Districts and schools across the country have made it a core focus to equip students with the 21st century skills they’ll need to achieve success after high school. But every student is different, mastering content in different ways and at different paces. To ensure that every student learns…

05/17/2017

The number of ELL (English Language Learner) students in U.S. schools is increasing at a rapid pace. In fact, ELL students represent the fastest-growing segment of the student population. In just 15 years, the number of ELL students in public schools has nearly doubled to approximately 5 million…

05/15/2017

For non-traditional students, outside factors can often interfere with a student’s learning in a traditional brick and mortar setting. Digital curriculum can be an empowering experience for these students. In traditional teacher-centered classrooms, non-traditional students often indicate that…

05/01/2017

One thing that’s critical to the success of personalized learning programs is staff participation in a Professional Learning Community, or PLC. These gatherings make space for strategic discussions that increase student and teacher engagement, improve instruction and classroom management and…

04/17/2017

How do we ensure digital curriculum is supporting the diverse needs of students? Developing curriculum that meets a wide range of learning needs can be a challenge, but at Apex Learning we begin by recognizing that students arrive in the classroom with a variety of experiences and skills. We…

04/11/2017

Virtual learning can provide all students the opportunity to access high-quality curriculum and enable districts to expand learning options. Download this infographic to learn more about the benefits of virtual schools. The following best practices can get your district started with…

04/03/2017

For digital curriculum to make a significant impact — to improve student outcomes through personalized learning — teachers need more than instruction in using digital tools. That’s why it’s important that school leaders dedicate time throughout the year for teachers to collaborate and share best…

03/30/2017

Back in the day, summer school was just for students who needed to recover lost course credit. No one actually wanted to go to summer school. Today, the outlook for summer programs is much sunnier. Districts are using summertime to expand learning opportunities for all their students, from…

03/22/2017

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) takes a new approach to closing student achievement gaps. Since it was signed into law on December 10, 2015, educators have been busy preparing to meet the requirements that will go into effect during the 2017-18 school year. As they’ve looked at areas for…

03/20/2017

How do we ensure our students are ready for the next step after high school? To answer this question, we must begin by defining the skills most essential in preparing today’s students for the next step after high school. We then need to teach these skills to our students through rigorous content…