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March 3, 2015
The Science of Tapping Teacher Insights to Build Learning Mindsets and Skills

Often when people talk about innovating in the education sector, they focus on ideas or solutions they want to import into classrooms. But what if the most effective innovations are already there?  What if the people who work day-to-day with students—teachers and administrators—are the ones designing, testing and sharing innovative practices?  How can we tap their wealth of knowledge to transform learning as it happens?These questions are at the heart of a promising new approach to identifying and scaling education innovations known as “improvement science.” Read More

February 25, 2015
Growing Enthusiasm for “Rethinking How Students Succeed”

How Children Succeed, Paul Tough’s influential 2012 book, got people thinking about what we can do to help every child be successful, not only in school but in the face of life’s many challenges.  Tough’s argument that much of student success is driven by non-cognitive factors such as learning mindsets resonates with us and is borne out by the evidence. Read More

February 20, 2013
Innovate to end youth homelessness

Source: Seattle Times Summary: In an op-ed for the Seattle Times, Jeff and Tricia Raikes highlight the opportunity King County has to tackle youth homelessness through collaboration and innovation. View Article Read More