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Rethinking Detention

The word “detention” stirs up a distinct physical and emotional reaction in us. Maybe it resurfaces a negative memory of sitting silently in a classroom, staring the blackboard while your friends play outside on the playground. Maybe it invokes a feeling of shame or fear. Regardless, for most of us, it’s not a positive or restorative […]

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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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Making Adjustments for Real Impact

Hanna Jadin is the Founding Dean of Students at Milwaukee Excellence Charter School, which first opened its doors in the 2016-2017 school year and currently serves 240 6th and 7th graders. Milwaukee Excellence is located in 53206, an area featured in the documentary, “MILWAUKEE 53206” as the highest incarcerated zip code in the country. Their school […]

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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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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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