Curiosity and persistence are the strongest predictors of academic success in math and reading, according to a study of students in 11 countries, including the United States. The study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is the first major global assessment of students’ social and emotional skills.
Founded on the principles of partnership, collaboration, and cooperation between the federal government and school-based educators, the United States Department of Education designed the School Ambassador Fellowship program to enable outstanding teachers, administrators, and other school leaders to bring their school and classroom expertise to the Education Department and expand their knowledge of the national dialogue about education.
Districts, schools, and educators across the country are working on implementing a new vision for science classrooms based on the Framework for K–12 Science and the NextGeneration Science Standards (NGSS), in which teachers support students in science and engineering practices for building and using science ideas to explain real phenomena and solve real problems.
NextGen TIME is a suite of tools and processes for curriculum-based professional learning that supports educators in evaluating, selecting, and implementing instructional materials designed for next generation science.
A recent report from the Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) at Columbia University finds that high-quality instructional materials that incorporate technology, are culturally relevant, and bring caregivers into student learning, helped remote students meet or even exceed expectations during school shutdowns.