Re-Imagining Lunchtime

The Challenge Everett’s lunch block is long (51 minutes) and offers students a lot of choice in how they want to spend their lunch. We’ve noticed the majority of our office referrals come from this lunch …

Developing Strong Relationships Between African American Families and School Staff

The Challenge One of the biggest challenges at John Muir is developing strong relationships between AA families and school staff. The majority of our staff do not reflect the community that we serve, and there is …

Increasing ELL Social Emotional and Academic Learning

Buena Vista Horace Mann K8 School used an Innovation Award in 2015-16 to design solutions to increase the academic and social emotional learning of English Language Learners.  Below is a description of the challenge, process, and solution …

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. …