Tackling Truancy

Downtown High School used an Innovation Award in 2015-16 to design solutions to high levels of truancy as a continuation school. Below is a description of the challenge, process, and solution they designed. The Challenge The …

lncreasing Student Engagement

Marshall Elementary School used an Innovation Award in 2015-16 to increase student engagement.  Below is a description of the challenge, process, and solution they designed. The Challenge In a school-based survey conducted in 2014-2015, only 40% …

Computer Access for All

June Jordan School for Equity used an Innovation Award in 2015-16 to design solutions to the lack of student access to technology outside of school.  Below is a description of the challenge, process, and solution they designed. …

Digital Literacy for All

How might we increase digital literacy for our ELL and SpEd students so they are empowered to demonstrate their grasp of the material using technological resources?

Hoover // Ready to Launch: Opening Pathways to College & Career

Research has shown that students’ readiness for college and career in the middle grades is critical for their success (e.g., see ACT, 2008). Unfortunately, many of our students don’t have close family and friends who went …