ARCC Newsletter Archive
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In this edition of ARCC Momentum, we share recent news from our work and the region. We highlight three regional initiatives: Local Know-How, STEM in West Virginia, and the State Board Ideas Exchange. We also share summary information about our other initiatives, as well as some good news. Read to learn more.
This issue highlights the ARCC's newest staff member, Monica Mitchell. We explore the ways in which the ARCC is supporting schools and districts with competency-based education in Tennessee. We also discuss putting an end to chronic absenteeism in Kentucky.
This issue features Elizabeth Eaton, ARCC's new Virginia State Co-Coordinator. We also take a look at West Virginia's Comprehensive Approach to STEM education and hear about lessons learned from local Tennessee leaders about work-based learning.
This issue announces staff changes at the ARCC, with the departure of Kimberly Hambrick as associate director, and introduces Jobi Lawrence, who succeeds her in that role. We profile Tennessee’s Competency-Based Education Pilot. We also describe an array of resources currently offered by the ARCC on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), news from the Appalachian region, a new guide to systems change, a new webinar series on Appalachian innovations in education, and other resources for educators.
This issue features interviews with Clayton Burch, Associate Superintendent of Schools for the West Virginia Department of Education, who discusses the early learning initiative in that state, and with Caitlin Howley, Director of the ARCC, who reflects on evaluation of technical assistance. We also look at Tennessee’s launch of the Social and Personal Competencies modules, developed in partnership with the ARCC, and at reporting by AIR and Pew Trusts on that state’s micro-credentialing initiative.
This issue reports on innovative practices in rural Kentucky schools, public hearings on accreditation in Virginia, the Data Quality Campaign’s praise for West Virginia’s data privacy practices, and Tennessee’s publication of its annual report on education in the state.
This issue announces the ARCC’s new three-part video series on ESSA; a recent West Virginia convening of representatives from the Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia state boards of education; a micro-credentialing pilot in Tennessee; a survey looking for evidence of CTE’s impact on completers in West Virginia; and Tennessee’s nine new videos on social and personal competencies.
This issue features the West Virginia Early Learning initiative, which has recently met 10 national benchmarks for pre-kindergarten quality. We also look at the ARCC’s role in supporting Tennessee’s Read to be Ready Coaching Network, designed to improve student reading achievement through coaching. We announce the posting of the first of three episodes by the ARCC on the impact on states of the Every Student Succeeds Act. And we consider the positive findings of the recent annual evaluation of the ARCC.
The December 2016 issue opens with an introduction to a new series of videos that demonstrate the use of formative assessment instructional practices in Virginia classrooms. Next, we profile Kentucky’s exploration of statewide dual language immersion models. Also featured is Tennessee’s development of online modules that demonstrate ten evidence-based social and emotional learning practices. We highlight an interview with long-time educator Dr. Phil Suiter of West Virginia, and close with announcements of a new ESSA resource series under development by the ARCC, as well as other resources for educators.
This issue opens with reflections from Caitlin Howley on the accomplishments of the region’s state departments of education in partnership with the ARCC. We also profile Virginia’s innovative effort to promote the use of formative assessment in classrooms across the commonwealth. The issue describes resources currently offered by the ARCC on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the webinar series on career pathways sponsored by ARCC in partnership with Advance CTE, and other resources for educators.
This issue examines ARCC's facilitation of peer-to-peer meetings for boards of education across the region, planning with states for the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the annual meeting of the ARCC Advisory Board.
This issue reports on the ARCC's role in West Virginia's selection of a teacher performance assessment, Tennessee's mathematics standards revision, a webinar cosponsored by ARCC and the Virginia Department of Education on the use of data notebooks with formative assessment, and the Every Student Succeeds Act.
This issue profiles the Kentucky Department of Education Delivery Unit, describes a public television show concerning dropout prevention in rural schools, reports on a profile of the Redlands eAcademy, and summarizes a comprehensive center discussion of how SEAs use evidence.
This issue offers a Spotlight interview with Kathy D'Antoni on West Virginia's simulated workplace, discussions of work-based learning in Tennessee and Kentucky's statewide apprenticeship program, and reflections from the ARCC's director on the work of state education agencies across the region.
This issue describes an idea exchange between the Kentucky and West Virginia state boards of education facilitated by the ARCC, a collaborative webinar series on states' roles in school turnaround, and news from the region.
Featured in this issue are two new chief state school officers in the ARCC region, as well as information about a series of "fireside chats" on school improvement facilitated in collaboration with the Center on School Turnaround.
In this issue, we look at the ARCC's new regional initiatives, our exciting work in Virginia on formative assessment instructional practices, the College & Career Readiness & Success Center, and an array of other resources for education reform.
This issue announces the new ARCC leadership team of Dr. Caitlin Howley and Dr. Kimberly Hambrick. Also featured is our assistance to the Tennessee State Board of Education as its members explore market-based teacher compensation strategies, and ARCC collaboration with the Building State Capacity and Productivity Center to support Virginia's performance management agenda.
Featured in this issue are our new work with Appalachian states to enhance the capacity of rural districts to implement reforms and a recent webinar about teacher data literacy.
In this issue, we discuss our work with Kentucky's Unbridled Learning initiative and West Virginia's Commission on School Governance and Administration. In addition, we introduce the Center on Innovations in Learning and share several technical assistance resources.
This issue features descriptions of our early education collaboration with the West Virginia Department of Education, the inaugural meeting of the ARCC advisory board, and resources available from the Center on School Turnaround. We also include links to the archive of our rural district capacity building webinar series.
In this issue, we introduce new resources, including a webinar on building professional capacity and archived television interviews with staff about capacity building and technical assistance. We also share links to several technical assistance centers and upcoming events.
Featured in this issue are an interview with ARCC Director Sharon Harsh, an overview of the foundational capacities we help state education agencies augment, and a description of the process we use to ensure quality services.
Our inaugural issue features articles about the partners comprising the ARCC, planned technical assistance to the region, and how we intend to evaluate our services.