Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Closing the Learning Gap: Conversations on Detracking and Equity in Public Education

My large urban school district has several levels of tracking. Students are divided into neighborhood, select enrollment, charter, and magnet schools. Within schools, students are further divided into regular, honors, AP, and IB classes. Tracking creates classrooms of engaged high-achieving students. However, it also creates classes of low achieving students. This system widens the achievement gap. All classrooms need ...more »

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City: Oak Park

State: Illinois

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Making Complex Text Accessible Through Effective Collaboration

As a Title One, English Language Learner (ELL) magnet school, we have always been challenged to raise the expectations for our students in an effort to decrease the achievement gap. Our staff accepted the challenge enthusiastically as we implemented a newly aligned English Language Arts curriculum to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that had been written solely by a team of in-district teachers. The new curriculum ...more »

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City: Stoughton

State: Massachusetts

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More and Better Learning Time for Middle Schools

Our urban middle school implements a co-teach model for our students in grades 6, 7, & 8. Our 6th grade team utilizes a modified version of both RTI and "More and Better Learning Time" to reach struggling learners in math, reading in the content areas, and written expression. We would like to share how we incorporate a variety of teaching techniques, scaffolded lessons, activities, and projects. In addition we will share ...more »

Submitted by (@laurpepperman)

City: Revere

State: MA

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