Summer Lessons
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Summer Lessons

July is a month that is typically part of summer vacation, but not for the students of Promise Academy II. Their 11 month school year is designed to prevent the “summer slide,” which describes what happens when young minds are idle for two months of summer vacation. Before arriving in Harlem, we had just finished...

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Growth Minded Grading: Unbundling
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Growth Minded Grading: Unbundling

Timmy finishes a semester of Algebra II and earns an 62%. How does this feedback help him better understand… – what’s the goal? – where is he in relation to the goal? – what are the next steps? For most students, grades are numbers and letters that communicate one thing: how smart they are. As...

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