The Dell Scholars program may serve as an important model for improving the college success of first-generation college-goers from low-income backgrounds. It provides support on multiple domains, and this support is yielding substantial impacts on scholars’ college success. Specifically, when we compare similar students, we find that those selected as scholars are nearly 25 percent more likely to earn their bachelor’s degrees four or six years after high school graduation.
More than dollars for scholars: The benefit of combining financial aid with counseling support
The Dell Scholars program may serve as an important model for improving the college success of first-generation college-goers from low-income backgrounds. It provides support on multiple domains, and this support is yielding substantial impacts on scholars’ college success. Specifically, when we compare similar students, we find that those selected as scholars are nearly 25 percent more likely to earn their bachelor’s degrees four or six years after high school graduation.
Western Oregon University’s College of Education (WOU) has an unofficial motto: Connecting teaching and learning. What does this really mean? It means we see student learning outcomes in preK-12 classrooms as evidence of great teaching (and great teachers.) It means that we put data—gathering it, assessing it and using it to drive ongoing improvement—at the heart of our teacher training.
Mark Girod, Western Oregon University: Data literacy in our DNA
Western Oregon University’s College of Education (WOU) has an unofficial motto: Connecting teaching and learning. What does this really mean? It means we see student learning outcomes in preK-12 classrooms as evidence of great teaching (and great teachers.) It means that we put data—gathering it, assessing it and using it to drive ongoing improvement—at the heart of our teacher training.
Today the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation published a series of case studies that highlight pioneer teacher preparation programs that are defining what it means for a teacher to be data-literate. In 2015, the foundation and WestEd went into the field to see what we could learn from a handful of teacher preparation programs that have adopted an explicit focus on data literacy skills and practices.
Training data-literate teachers: Insights from pioneer programs
Today the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation published a series of case studies that highlight pioneer teacher preparation programs that are defining what it means for a teacher to be data-literate. In 2015, the foundation and WestEd went into the field to see what we could learn from a handful of teacher preparation programs that have adopted an explicit focus on data literacy skills and practices.
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With an estimated 5.7 million HIV- and AIDS-positive residents, South Africa is believed to have highest prevalence of the disease in the world. Women and children are among the hardest hit, with an estimated 3.2 million women and 280,000 children infected.
Mothers 2 Mothers (M2M)
With an estimated 5.7 million HIV- and AIDS-positive residents, South Africa is believed to have highest prevalence of the disease in the world. Women and children are among the hardest hit, with an estimated 3.2 million women and 280,000 children infected.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Travis County is stepping in to fill a critical void by matching trained community volunteers with cases and providing the individualized attention the children deserve.
CASA of Travis County
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Travis County is stepping in to fill a critical void by matching trained community volunteers with cases and providing the individualized attention the children deserve.
At the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation set out to better understand the role of performance-driven education in Charlotte-Mecklenburg (CMS)  classrooms
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
At the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation set out to better understand the role of performance-driven education in Charlotte-Mecklenburg (CMS) classrooms
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