School Improvement

Chugach School District: A Personalized, Performance-Based System

Chugach School District (CSD) first implemented competency education more than 20 years ago, paving the way to develop a system founded on student advancement and demonstrated mastery. This report explores how CSD shifted from a traditional K–12 education system to create an infrastructure that supports a performance-based system, expands learning beyond the classroom, embraces the culture of the community, and develops educator growth—ultimately leading to an increased student achievement. 

Core Principles for Transforming Remediation Within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy: A Joint Statement

Building upon a previous publication released in 2012, a coalition of national organizations (including Achieving the Dream, American Association of Community Colleges, Charles A. Dana Center, Complete College America, Education Commission of the States, and Jobs for the Future) convened in November 2015 to revise the core principles for transforming remediation with a focus on scaling practices that promote student success in obtaining postsecondary degrees.

Education at A Glance 2014: Highlights

This paper summarizes an extensive range of education statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with specific attention on the topics of school finance, school environment, education levels and student numbers, transition from higher education to the workforce, and the economic and social benefits of education. In addition to providing the data, OECD integrates analyses that identify key education trends and linkages to other relevant OECD resources.


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