Sustaining Progress In Early Literacy

In SCORE’s report, Priorities for Progress, one recommendation was for the state to provide teachers with high-quality instructional materials and support use of those resources for strong instruction. That recommendation was inspired by the work of Leading Innovation for Tennessee Education (LIFT), a group of dedicated district, school, and classroom leaders across Tennessee who have been working since Read More

Working Together To Upend The National Literacy Crisis

At Impact Florida’s 2019 Summit, Sullivan County’s Robin McClellan describes her efforts to transform literacy instruction. Here, she reflects on that process, and how the LIFT network helped her along the way.

Leveraging The Power Of The LIFT Network

Implementing new and demanding materials is a substantial undertaking. Leveraging a network of districts with the same goals provides for greater effectiveness and provides a system of support that is otherwise impossible.

The Hidden Mistake School Leaders Should Avoid This Year

I can vividly remember my first few days as a new school administrator. I remember getting in a routine of greeting students as they exited buses and cars and entered the building. I remember the strange feeling when that first bell rang to start school, and I didn’t have a classroom full of students to Read More