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Theory to Practice Toolkit: Focusing on Understanding and Mastery

THEORY TO PRACTICE TOOLKIT Focusing on Understanding and Mastery We are excited to add a section to our monthly newsletter where we highlight research-based practices that are making a profound impact on student learning at 175 award-winning NCUST schools. We discovered 8 specific practices common in these schools. Central to our findings is the ability […]

Using Affirming Learning Walks to Build Capacity

Using Affirming Learning Walks to Build Capacity While “Learning Walks” may serve as a valuable tool for professional development, school improvement, and accountability in the educational setting, how the observation data is shared with the staff is critical. The nature of these feedback sessions can determine whether they contribute to a culture of ongoing learning […]

Theory to Practice Toolkit: Making Students Feel Valued and Capable

THEORY TO PRACTICE TOOLKIT Making Students Feel Valued and Capable We are excited to share a new monthly article series where we highlight research-based practices that are making a profound impact on student learning at 175 award-winning NCUST schools. We discovered 8 specific practices common in these schools. Central to our findings is the ability […]

The Importance of Great Early Childhood Education in America’s Best Schools

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The Importance of Great Early Childhood Education in America’s Best Schools Joseph F. Johnson Jr., Ph.D. Frequently, when NCUST identifies and awards outstanding elementary schools, those schools have amazing preschool programs. Children (and especially children of color) are more likely to succeed in the elementary school grades because of impressive foundations formed in preschool programs. […]

Francisco Escobedo to Fill State Board Vacancy

Francisco Escobedo

California’s Governor Newsom Appoints New NCUST Executive Director, Dr. Francisco Escobedo, to Fill State Board Vacancy On September 3rd, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Dr. Francisco Escobedo to the California State Board of Education. Governor Newsom appointed Dr. Escobedo in recognition of his successes as Superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School […]

Special Tribute to Jessica Schroeder

Jessica Schroeder

SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO JESSICA SCHROEDER A few years ago, the NCUST team was excited to hear about a couple of teachers in Salt Lake City who arranged a series of book study meetings focused on Teaching Practices from America’s Best Urban Schools. In December of 2019, I had the opportunity to travel to Salt Lake City to […]

COLLABORATION WITH NCUST

COLLABORATION WITH NCUST Funding Sources If you are actively collaborating with NCUST or considering it, please do not forget to consider using Elementary and Secondary School Relief (ESSER) funds, particularly ESSER III. ESSER funds are intended to ensure students have sustained access to in-person instruction and support as they recover from the impact of COVID-19. […]

Earn the National Principal Certificate for Equity and Excellence

Earn the National Principal Certificate for Equity and Excellence Join the Fall 2021 Cohort APPLY NOW 1 Be among the first in your district to earn the National Principal Certificate for Equity and Excellence! Like National Board Teacher Certification, few individuals have earned this distinction.  2 Set a meaningful target for improving outcomes for one […]

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