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Using PDSA to Improve Student Achievement

by Lorie Bratcher and LeAnn von Phul

(From the May 2010 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Curtis Elementary School, part of the Weatherford Independent School District in Weatherford, TX, has found the plan-do-study-act (PDSA) process to be a great way for students to become directly..

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  • Publish date: 2010-05
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Editorial: Measurement + Creativity = Success

by Nicole Adrian

(From the May 2010 Primary and Secondary Education Brief) Engaging students in their learning and getting them to understand their goals and progress—especially early in their academic careers—is a win-win for students and teachers...

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  • Publish date: 2010-05
  • Keywords:Primary and Secondary Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Problems Down, Solutions Up

by Natalie A. Kelly

(From the March 2010 Education Brief) Using quality tools and methods, an assistant principal and members of her school’s custodian department improved school cleanliness and quarterly custodial inspection scores. The school eventually held the..

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  • Publish date: 2010-03
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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How to Get the Warriors to Stop Fighting

by Will Black and Laura Walker

(From the March 2010 Education Brief) When we first came to Metropolis Elementary School as administrators, we rarely had the opportunity to eat lunch. Our school office was routinely packed with a line of students waiting for their discipline cases to..

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  • Publish date: 2010-03
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Continuous Improvement: Any time, Anywhere, Anyone

by Nicole Adrian

(From the March 2010 Education Brief) In this newsletter, we typically publish articles about how superintendents, teachers and students use quality tools and methods to improve their districts, schools and classrooms. We don’t often realize how these..

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  • Publish date: 2010-03
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Lessons from a Science Classroom

by Claire Schneider

(From the February 2010 Education Brief) Learning checks, as defined in Continuous Improvement in the Science Classroom, allows teachers and students to see progress on the mastery of an entire year’s curriculum...

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  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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PLTW Ignites Imagination, Innovation Through Learning

by Michael Gallagher

(From the February 2010 Education Brief) A Project Lead the Way (PLTW) teacher writes about how the program provides a hands-on and exciting approach to learning about engineering...

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  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Inspiring and Building Tomorrow’s Workforce: A K-12 Engineering Continuum

by Janet Yowell

(From the February 2010 Education Brief) The University of Colorado at Boulder offers programs, such as Integrated Teaching and Learning, to influence disadvantaged K-12 to consider engineering as a potential career...

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  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Engineering a Change

by Thea Sahr

(From the February 2010 Education Brief) Engineer Your Life—an awareness campaign and complementary website—is designed to realign engineering with high-school girls’ interests and career goals...

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  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Policy Interests Driving Promotion of STEM Programs At Higher-Education Institutions

by Fernando F. Padro

(From the February 2010 Education Brief) STEM has been identified as a key policy-steering mechanism that educational systems must pursue as access to programs is considered important for enhancing quality-of-life experiences...

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  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Primary and Secondary Education Brief

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