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Maximizing the Effectiveness of Exit Tickets

Last month’s blog featured Hanna Jadin, Founding Dean of Students at Milwaukee Excellence Charter School, which is in its second year of serving 6th and 7th graders. In March, we highlighted their seven step process for using data to inform academic and cultural changes. They’re doing so much cool stuff with data that we couldn’t stop with […]

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How Can Data Promote Equity in Education?

Throughout the last few decades, the “achievement gap” – meaning the difference in academic performance between different student groups defined by race, gender, native language, learning disability, etc. – has come to the forefront of the national education discussion. The Bush administration’s No Children Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and […]

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Using Standards-Based Grading to Drive Deeper Learning

  Stephanie Gallegos, Principal of Lake County Intermediate School, wanted to get her school ahead of the curve with standards-based grading, but did not want to burden her already busy teachers with more paperwork.  Stephanie was noticing inconsistencies in how her teachers integrated standards-based instruction and grading into their classrooms. The school did not have […]

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#NationalTeachersDay Round Up

All over the Internet people are sharing their appreciation of teachers. Here at Schoolrunner we focus everything we do on how we can help make their daily lives easier and better through the right data. Here are some of our favorites from #NationalTeachersDay! Here in Colorado, you can tag your favorite teacher online with the hashtag #thankateacherco. You […]

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Change is Hard – Keys to Getting Staff Buy-in

Recently at our annual user conference, The Schoolrunner Data Institute, we were lucky enough to hear from founding school leader Kathleen Sullivan of JeffersonRISE share her keys to getting staff buy in. If you’re excited about bringing Schoolrunner, or another process or idea back to your team after #SXSWedu, it’s a must see! Click here […]

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Standards-Based Grading Explained

Every four years, people across the globe plop themselves down in front of the television to watch the Summer Olympics. Gymnastics is one of the more popular events in the summer games. Not every gymnast is going to garner perfect 10s like Mary Lou Retton at the 1984 Summer Olympics, however. Gymnasts get scored on […]

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See you at NCSC!

Conference season is upon us, and we’re ready and rarin’ to go! This year, we’ll have team members at both ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Education Conference & Expo) and NCSC – the 2016 National Charter Schools Conference (#NCSC16) in Nashville (June 26-29). We’re super excited for our second year at NCSC. Last […]

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See you at ISTE!

Yes, we’re going, and yes, we’re excited! This will be our first year at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference & Expo (#ISTE2016) here in Denver (June 26-29), and we just. can’t. wait. We can’t wait to learn about all the new technologies that have been dreamed up to tweak, strengthen, and perhaps […]

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All About SEL

A Happy Coincidence? Remember when Adam Sandler movies were actually funny? It’s been a while since The Sandman has had a movie worth quoting, but one of his classics was the 1995 hit “Billy Madison.” As many no doubt know, this is the story of spoiled rich kid whose father paid his teachers to give […]

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