MID-YEAR CASE STUDY: Wheeler Elementary School

CONTEXT The Wheeler team are educational leaders in a suburban community outside of Omaha, Nebraska. While Wheeler is one of the higher-performing schools in their cohort, they know that they cannot be complacent and that there is always more work to be done to achieve excellence for their students. They aim to serve as a […]

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MID-YEAR CASE STUDY: Trent Park Elementary School

    CONTEXT Principal Ashley Faulkenberry describes Trent Park as “a community school. My parents went there. My husband’s parents went here. One of our design team member’s children went here. This school is very respected by the community.” Trent Park was among the eastern North Carolina schools hit hard by Hurricane Florence in September […]

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MID-YEAR CASE STUDY: Walnut Creek Elementary School

  CONTEXT Administrator Kathy Rackley describes Walnut Creek as a “school with complex needs.” In her perspective, the “level of excitement and optimism” that her team has found in the TrueSchool Program is reinvigorating and reenergizing: “I’ve left both Studios filled with such excitement about the work our school is doing. It is not often […]

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Designing with students in mind

Julia Ciciora I first learned about the engineering design process in a class called IPRO (Interprofessional Projects Program) while doing my undergrad at the Illinois Institute of Technology. As a non-engineer major, I didn’t think much of it but did my part as a member of the two required interprofessional projects. The class required students […]

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VOTE TrueSchool for Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship!

VOTE TODAY!  The Tory Burch Foundation launched its inaugural Fellows Competition to select 10 entrepreneurs for a yearlong fellowship. Their mission is to empower women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Over 500 applicants from across the nation applied. TrueSchool Studio is one of thirty finalists selected to compete for mentorship and coaching for one year, funds […]

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“The Mirage” or The Dream? A discussion of what might be if we think boldly…

TNTP’s “The Mirage” sets out to identify bright spots of teacher growth to determine what type, frequency and delivery of teacher professional development yield the most improvement. Researchers identified “improvers,” as 19-30% of teachers in 95% of schools they surveyed and compared their experience to “non-improvers.”* Surprisingly, both groups had very similar levels of engagement […]

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Los Angeles Sprint 2015 Information

Hello Los Angeles Sprint 2015 EDesigners! This is where you’ll find all the information you need about the Sprint Studios and updates. If you have other questions or feedback, please reach out to Maggie at riddell@trueschool.org.   KEY LINKS Sprint 2015 Pre-Program Survey Sprint 2015 Community Profile Studio 1 Agenda Studio 2 Agenda Studio 3 Agenda   […]

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VOTE for TrueSchool – Big Idea Finalist

VOTE TODAY! The annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), presented by IBERIABANK, hosts one of the largest crowd driven pitch extravaganza – The Big Idea. 22 nominees are competing to secure a place in The Big Idea – Vote for TrueSchool via the NOLA.com voting platform. Nominated companies work across various industries – ranging from […]

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