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Learning While School is Closed: What Comes Next?

These days, it’s so 2019 to think about business as usual for our nation’s schools. Now that we’re several months into schools being closed because of COVID-19, there are some early lessons and challenges to reflect on that will help school leaders and staff think about and plan for the start of the 2020-21 school […]

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Creating a School Culture that Makes Kids Want to Return

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rob Love, Founding Dean of Culture at our partner school Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, and was thrilled to learn more about Vanguard’s success using Schoolrunner to promote a positive school culture.  As he reflected on what’s worked so well, Rob explained how Vanguard is leveraging Schoolrunner […]

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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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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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