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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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01/25/2017

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI Assessment) ensures students are ready to take on college-level coursework before they enroll in any college courses. After the initial implementation of TSI Assessment the percentage of college-ready students jumped from 44 percent in 2008 to 54…

01/23/2017

Another new year is upon us, and if you are like me, January is a time for looking back and looking forward. It is in this spirit that I reflect on how the role of digital curriculum has changed in our schools over the years. Years ago, when educational technology began to make its way into…

01/18/2017

Students in need of credit recovery are often our most vulnerable students — those in need of the greatest support and personalized instruction. It’s critical that digital curriculum used in credit recovery programs be rigorous, engaging and capable of providing a personalized learning…

01/16/2017

Despite uncertainty surrounding education as we head into 2017, there is one thing we do know for sure. For the past 30 or so years, education reform has been pushed by academic standards that define what knowledge and skills students must achieve to be prepared for school, work and life after…

01/09/2017

In education, the further away you get from students, the harder it is to help them succeed. Because teachers work directly with students day-to-day, they often carry primary responsibility for supporting learning.  While it may be challenging to support students whom you do not work with…

12/15/2016

When the No Child Left Behind Act was introduced, it challenged schools and districts to raise graduation rates. In an effort to meet that challenge, schools began offering credit recovery programs — opportunities outside of the standard curriculum for at-risk students to earn course credits and…

12/14/2016

A diploma alone doesn’t mean students are prepared for college, work and life after high school. Performance on high-stakes assessments, like the SAT and ACT, also are an indicator of college and career readiness. But test scores are trending down. In 2015, high school graduates had the lowest…

12/01/2016

The 21st century is redefining what it means for students to be college and career ready. In the future, most jobs will require a college degree; today’s students will likely juggle multiple jobs; soft skills will be increasingly important.  This infographic reveals the troubling truths behind…

11/23/2016

Studies show alarming statistics surrounding college readiness and student performance on the ACT. For example, a majority of students aren’t prepared for freshman year despite having high GPAs. Also, fewer than half of students who took the ACT in 2016 achieved college-ready scores in at least…

11/22/2016

Digital curriculum has applications as diverse as today’s students. No matter how close they are to achieving learning goals — or how they prefer to reach those goals — digital curriculum can be applied in a number of scenarios to help educators meet the increasingly unique needs of students. …