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Celebrate and Support: The Step from Graduation to College Is a Big One

This year and every year, we at the foundation are committed to ensuring that more students walk across the stage to receive their diploma and leave that ceremony college ready.

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Rethinking 12th Grade: Making the Most of Senior Year to Prepare All Students for Postsecondary Success

Ready or Not: It’s Time to Rethink the 12th Grade—a research series and initiative by Jobs for the Future—argues that improving senior year cannot actually happen by K-12 acting alone. While our nation’s secondary and postsecondary systems have a long tradition of independence, it is time now to consider a joint approach—a strategy that brings together high school and college educators where their interests converge and where they come closer than ever to sharing the same students.

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Better Feedback for Better Teaching

Better Feedback for Better Teaching: A Practical Guide to Improving Classroom Observations offers practical guidance for improving observer training, assessment, and monitoring so all educators can benefit from trustworthy observations that provide them with meaningful, accurate, and actionable feedback.

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5 Quotes That Show How Literacy Design Collaborative Tools Transform Teaching & Learning

As LDC goes viral, the tools are transforming how students learn and how teachers approach their practice. Here’s what five teachers told the Southern Regional Education Board about what their teaching was like before and after they started using LDC tools in their classrooms.

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Accelerating the Impact of Effective Residency Programs

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s recent $34.7 million investment in teacher preparation will allow the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) to build on the early impact of its dynamic teacher residency model and its potential to dramatically improve outcomes for students.

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