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Countdown to the Spotlight

We look forward to welcoming many participants in just over a week at the Spotlight on Innovative, Student Centered Schools, the one day Pre Conference Institute being hosted by CSSR at ASCD’s Empower18 Annual Conference. The Spotlight will feature K-12 schools that are committed to implementing student-centered learning environments through strategies such as: competency based […]

ExcEL Leadership Academy Launches Parent University

By Maria Zampano of Shelton Public Schools On Thursday, November 9, 2017 the ExcEL Leadership Academy at Shelton Public Schools held their first evening session of Parent University. Participants learned about the ExcEL grant and how the district is using it to address the needs of their children. The presentation emphasized how parents, teachers, and […]

Equity for ELs: Learning English in a Competency Based System

Across the country, educators and policymakers are coming to the same conclusion: the structure of the traditional system is a barrier. The premise of competency education is that the traditional education structure, which is designed to sort students, can be replaced with one that is designed for every student to succeed. When we design for […]

Project ExcEL Teachers Prep for 2017-2018 School Year!

As we begin to enjoy the warm weather June brings, here at Project ExcEL, we also reintroduce our Annual Summer Institutes! Every year, Project ExcEL creates a space for teachers to gather, network, exchange brilliant ideas, and plan for the upcoming school year. Our Summer Institutes event has expanded in 2017 and will take place […]
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