Connecting with Student Interests, Backgrounds, Cultures, and Prior Knowledge

Positive Transformational Culture

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Connecting with Student Interests, Backgrounds, Cultures, and Prior Knowledge [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Building Connections [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] As usual, the conversations in this sophomore English class at one high-performing urban school we studied, were intense. Groups of three or four students (mostly Latino and African American) were leaning in, talking to each other with an air of urgency. […]

ABUS Spotlight – Solomon P. Ortiz Elementary School

Ortiz Elementary School

[vc_row][vc_column][gem_divider margin_bottom=”16″ class_name=”16″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] Solomon P. Ortiz Elementary School Brownsville, TX Grades: PK-5 2018 America’s Best Urban Schools Award Winner At Ortiz Elementary School, all students, including those who are learning English and those with special needs, are learning the same rigorous curricula. Administration, faculty, and staff all believe in the capacity of their students […]

Leadership Moves…Opening the Door of a Model Classroom in a High Performing Urban School

Opening the Door of a Model Classroom in a High Performing Urban School

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Leadership Moves… Opening the Door of a Model Classroom in a High Performing Urban School [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Whether it’s inside a brand new building with modern architecture, or an older school with lots of character, opening the door of a classroom in a high performing school has common characteristics that make it educationally magical. In […]