This blog shares ideas, research and opinion about how to support great teaching and create vibrant classrooms.
Confused by the high number of students who take remedial courses in college, we wanted to know what they were doing in school in the twelve years prior. To find out, we turned to an unlikely technology: potty-training watches.
Schools and Classrooms
We hear a lot about the promise of personalized learning. But what does it look like in action? Follow two middle school students through language arts class as they study “I Am Malala”—in two very different ways.
Fishman Prize Winner Joshua Martinez introduced more rigorous content in his class, and his fourth-graders rose to the occasion. “When given a challenging and personalized learning environment, students thrive.”
In The Opportunity Myth, TNTP partnered with five anonymous school systems across the country to understand how students were experiencing the school day. In a candid interview, Buffalo Public Schools publicly names that they are one of those school systems.
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To wrap up the year, we’ve asked education leaders to share their new year’s resolutions—what they’re going to do to improve student experiences in 2019
A high school junior talks with his mother about what schools can do better to prepare kids for college. “Families shouldn’t have to wait until senior year to be faced with the reality that their kids aren't ready for college.”
Systems and Policy
The Trump Administration's latest proposal to erase transgender students is nothing short of bigotry.
Real student voice occurs when students are present, active, and an equal part of the decision-making processes.