Celebrating School Districts on the Rise


From Arkansas to Massachusetts, California to Ohio, districts across the country are making incredible progress in boosting student achievement and increasing teacher effectiveness. In Education First’s Districts Rising series, the stories of ten districts that are working to raise student achievement and prepare students for college and career are highlighted and celebrated. In case you missed it, here are a few of those stories we shared this month:

  • Tommy Chang, the new superintendent of Boston Public Schools, is taking steps to address equity gaps in the district by transforming adult learning and adding more curricular consistency.
  • Teachers in Nevada’s Washoe County School District have led the way on implementing the Common Core State Standards by organizing professional development and creating standards-aligned instructional materials.