Learning-Focused In The News

EC-Pasquotank students return for first day of classes

Learning-Focused is a well-established, internationally known framework to help teachers better present information to students of different proficiency levels — including in the same classroom — as well as for students in poverty.

August 29, 2016 by John Hswley, Daily Advance

Lake Forest Teacher of the Year Chosen

Learning-Focused certified trainer Heather Melvin has been chosen as the Lake Forest School District Teacher of the Year.

May 20, 2016 by The Journal

Penns Valley Area educator up for Teacher of the Year award

When a list of finalists comes out each year for Teacher of the Year awards, you can bet someone from long time Learning-Focused Partner Penns Valley Area School District will be on it.

May 8, 2016 by Britney Milazzo of Centre Daily Times.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools redeveloping curriculum, focusing on achievement gap

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has partnered with Learning-Focused to adopt more effective teaching strategies.

September 23, 2014 by Rachel Herzop of The Daily Tar Heel.

District Administrators, Teachers Preparing for New Smarter Balanced State Assessment

Smyrna School District uses Learning-Focused to prepare for today’s higher standards.

August 22, 2014 by Jennifer Dailey of the Dover Post.

Lollis, admin team praised for help to teachers

Leadership team from Putnam County, GA use Learning-Focused with other initiatives to improve learning and teaching environment in their school.

April 18, 2013 by Maureen Warner of The Eatonton Messenger

Downstate schools score big on state tests

Educators at Indian River, Cape and Delmar school districts credited Learning-Focused Strategies for their success on state tests. The LFS program provides a guide for a school with a focus on teaching students to think critically, said Revels.

July 20, 2012 by Melissa Steele of CapeGazette.com

Story Creek Elementary Wins National Title I Distinguished School Award

Learning-Focused partner named a National Title I Distinguished School.

Schools of Excellence in West Virgina

Learning-Focused partner named as a School of Excellence in West Virgina.

May 29, 2012 by Staff at http://www.wvmetronews.com/

Delaware superintendent in the running for national recognition

Dr. Susan Smith Bunting is the superintendent of the Indian River School District and has been naed as one of the four finalists for the 2012 National Superintendent of the Year program.

January 5, 2012 by Shirley Min of newsworks.org

Lessons from a Public School Turnaround

Cochrane Collegiate Academy was once among the lowest-performing middle schools in North Carolina, but its staff refused to give up on it. Four years later, educators there have dramatically increased student learning and engagement and continue to aim higher.

October 18, 2011 by Mariko Nobori of edutopia.com

Indian River drawing notice for high test scores

The Indian River School District adopted a new instructional model,  Learning-Focused Strategies, seven years ago, and it’s now used as the blueprint for instruction across the state of Delaware.

October 3, 2011 by Ethan Rothstein of delmarvanow.com

Canton makes AYP again

The Canton Area School District has been successful in its quest for AYP. “We are definitely headed in the right direction! “I really think Learning Focused Schools has a lot to do with that,” High School Principal Craig Coleman said.

August 12, 2011 by Eric Hrin of thedailyreview.com

Two Atlanta area schools consistently make AYP and Georgia’s 2011 Title I Distinguished Schools

Sandtown is led by Principal Kline’ Geathers who utilizes the organizational models of Learning-Focused, Differentiated Instruction, Standard-Based Classroom and Writing Across the Curriculum to address the different learning styles of their students.

Teachers Get Learning Updates

Administrators take the steps to grow and improve.

June 24, 2011 by Michael hall The Brunswick News

Schools Tout Positives from FCAT

District Shares Credit for their successful gains and FCAT scores with Learning-Focused

June 07, 2011 by Brad Buck of dailycommercial.com

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Deep-Rooted and Thriving:

Wes Taylor, the 2011 MetLife/NASSP National High School Principal of the Year,
shares credit with the teachers and staff members at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, GA,
for the school’s systemic and long-lasting improvement in instruction and climate.

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School Learning-Focused Trainer Named Teacher of the Year

“I work with teachers on using effective strategies in their classroom to raise student achievement.”
Nicole Donato, The Shippensburg News-Chronicle
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How Powerful Is Your Curriculum?

Students and teachers deserve to have a clear and precise curriculum that is designed to make them
successful in school, life, and on high-stakes tests.

AYP Results Released:

School districts in Bradford County and the Sullivan County School District made
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the most recent PSSA testing, according to school officials
and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Smyrna Middle School lauded for learning: New approach to teaching earns plaudits for John Basset Moore.

“This could close the Gap. The prospect of that is pretty exciting.”
Mrs. Wicks, former special education teacher
Delaware State News

Acceleration is the Key to Student Success!

Using the Acceleration Model, schools identify their ‘at-risk’ students early and provide the
necessary intervention in ‘real time’ rather than waiting for them to fail.

Learning-Focused is the Exemplary Practices Advocate for YOUR school.

The key to elevating achievement is to connect exemplary practices to a framework.
Knowing and randomly trying researched-based strategies is far different
than effective implementation. exemplarypractices.com

Teachers have Discovered the Magic Bullet

Systematically connecting exemplary practices in every lesson consistently and pervasively
within a school provides exactly what all students need to be successful.

School Administrators Increase Achievement by Leading Professional Development

Professional development provided in-house by building level administrators and school-based
instructional coaches has a tremendous impact on teacher participation and implementation.