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How to spread proven professional learning programs

By Learning Forward Forward | August 14, 2019

By Andrew J. Wayne Ten years ago, I met a researcher who was proud but frustrated. His randomized controlled trial published the year before had found a positive impact on student achievement from a whole-school reform model. But he was vexed: Why don’t districts now adopt this model? Today, that problem is relevant for teacher…

New white paper: The Path to Instructional Excellence and Equitable Outcomes

By Learning Forward Forward | July 31, 2019


By Anthony Armstrong | July 1, 2019

Denise Glyn Borders becomes Learning Forward’s President and CEO on July 1, 2019.

Read the latest journal

By Learning Forward Forward | June 28, 2019

Denise Glyn Borders starts as executive director

By Learning Forward Forward | June 28, 2019

Increase for Title II-A Approved by House of Representatives

By Learning Forward Forward | June 20, 2019

Leverage high-quality instructional materials

By Stephanie Hirsh | June 4, 2019

Studying and implementing high-quality instructional materials anchors the work of effective learning teams. Learning Forward has elevated the importance of this work for the same reason we amplified the role of equity in our vision — a recognition of the need to prioritize and be explicit about the strategies that have the most potential to…

What makes curriculum work: 4 lessons for administrators

By Learning Forward Forward | May 30, 2019

By Barbara Davidson and Susan Pimentel The Knowledge Matters Campaign is a coalition of education leaders encouraging schools to focus on developing students’ foundation of content knowledge. Earlier this year, Knowledge Matters members visited seven elementary schools that share a commitment to knowledge-rich schooling and belief in comprehensive, high-quality curriculum, implemented schoolwide, as a means…

Learning Forward’s summer reads

By Tracy Crow | May 24, 2019

Educators love a good beach read, and Memorial Day weekend kicks off the season! We know you’ll also fit in a professional title or two as the summer progresses, so here are a few suggestions for where to start.

Let’s appreciate teachers with extensive support

By Stephanie Hirsh | May 9, 2019

During Teacher Appreciation Week, like so many others I reflect on all the great teachers who influenced who I am today. I remember with appreciation Dr. Gerald Ponder, my major professor during my Ph.D. program and lifelong mentor and colleague. I also recall Mr. Gerald Roslowski, my eighth-grade core teacher, who three years later allowed…