School District Pilot Programs


The Learning Community supports District Pilot Programs in the nine school districts responsible for educating 98 percent of the children in poverty. These programs are rigorously evaluated with standards customized for local district goals.

INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING

3 School Districts
23 Schools
400 Teachers
6,681 Students
71% Poverty 

Instructional coaches work with teachers to implement best practice strategies in their classrooms. National research suggests coaching delivers the greatest benefit to teachers who are in the early stages of their career. The pre and post results below are shared with coaches and teachers so they can improve their work together.

OUTCOMES: Third-party and independent evaluation provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Munroe-Meyer Institute

PARTNERS: Bellevue, Omaha, Westside

 

22% of teachers moved their classroom strategies into the mid-quality range. New teachers made the biggest gains.

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CLASS Rating

WHAT IT MEASURES: the quality of the teaching environment and impact on a student's opportunity to learn

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JUMPSTART TO KINDERGARTEN

5 School Districts
585 Students
71% Poverty 

Jumpstart to Kindergarten is designed for children who have limited familiarity with a school setting. In addition to helping children develop the social -- emotional – behavioral readiness, the program focus is on important skills. Teachers focus on basic concepts that students need like numbers, letters and colors.

OUTCOMES: Third-party and independent evaluation provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Munroe-Meyer Institute

PARTNERS: Elkhorn, Millard, Omaha, Ralston and Papillion LaVista

 

The majority of students made significant gains in academic skills.  

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Bracken School Readiness

WHAT IT MEASURES: Grasp of concepts like colors, letters, numbers, sizes and shapes. 

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EXTENDED LEARNING

5 School Districts
560 Students
48% Poverty 

Extended Learning targets students at-risk for summer “Learning Loss”.  Smaller classes focus on particular academic skills. The end goal is to provide students the opportunity to start the new school year on par, or at least closer to the achievement level of their classmates. 

OUTCOMES: Third-party and independent evaluation provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Munroe-Meyer Institute

PARTNERS: DC West, Elkhorn, Millard, Ralston, Springfield Platteview

 

The majority of students either maintained learning level or improved.

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Maintaining Student Achievement

WHAT IT MEASURES: the effectiveness of strategies to combat summer "learning loss" 

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