Learning-Focused In The News
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
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
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 has partnered with Learning-Focused to adopt more effective teaching strategies.
September 23, 2014 by Rachel Herzop of The Daily Tar Heel.
Smyrna School District uses Learning-Focused to prepare for today’s higher standards.
August 22, 2014 by Jennifer Dailey of the Dover Post.
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
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
Learning-Focused partner named a National Title I Distinguished School.
Learning-Focused partner named as a School of Excellence in West Virgina.
May 29, 2012 by Staff at http://www.wvmetronews.com/
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
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
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
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
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.
Administrators take the steps to grow and improve.
June 24, 2011 by Michael hall The Brunswick News
District Shares Credit for their successful gains and FCAT scores with Learning-Focused
June 07, 2011 by Brad Buck of dailycommercial.com
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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“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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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.
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.
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.
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
Systematically connecting exemplary practices in every lesson consistently and pervasively
within a school provides exactly what all students need to be successful.
Professional development provided in-house by building level administrators and school-based
instructional coaches has a tremendous impact on teacher participation and implementation.