With our partner UPD, we are leveraging our many years of experience in classroom walkthroughs to help HDE in its efforts around teacher evaluation and improvement. Read more
C&J authors report on the role of education in community reform
Garden City High School in KS recognized as Blue Ribbon School
C&J Review of Buffalo Public Schools Described in Article
New Special Education Practice Brochure
Evaluation shows that Kansas Learning Network (KLN) is contributing to an increase in student achievement
Watch Diane DeBacker, Kansas Commissioner of Education, as she speaks to the KLN Network at the June 2011 Kansas Learning Network Meeting. Diane discusses the great progress the KLN districts have made over the last year and how their efforts are paying off for Kansas students.
Cross & Joftus was one of five organizations selected by the state of Texas as an approved provider of strategic planning services for the lowest performing schools in the state. C&J is also an approved service provider in Illinois as a subcontractor to American Institutes of Research (AIR).
Cross & Joftus was awarded a two-year contract by the Kansas State Department of Education to provide services to all 27 districts and 38 schools in the state that have been identified for improvement. We have also been selected by the California Department of Education as a service provider for districts in the state that have been identified for improvement (see press release) and by the Texas Education Agency as a service provider for schools receiving School Improvement Grants. Find out how Cross & Joftus can support the improvement process in your state or district. Read more about The Learning Network™ and School System Improvement
In an updated edition of his book, Political Education: National Policy Comes of Age, Christopher Cross incorporates new material as Congress approaches reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and its first real review of No Child Left Behind. Given the importance of this expected shift in national policy, it is essential that both policy makers and educators understand the forces that have shaped federal K-12 policy over the last half-century. Watch the author speak about his book at Teachers College at Columbia University.
Educators and administrators from across the state of Kansas discuss the power of The Learning Network spurring and supporting school and district turnaround. Cross & Joftus currently works with all 27 districts and 38 schools in Kansas that are on improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.
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The LAUSD Charter Special Education Project team is holding a special education summit in Pasadena on August 5-6. School teams of special educators, general educators, administrators, paraprofessionals, and parents will learn and share best practices in research-based intervention models, instructional practices, and assisted technology. Read more
In the State of Nevada, the Governor recently signed a number of bills designed to substantially reform education policy in the state. The bills are almost entirely based on recommendations that were incorporated in the report, “Nevada’s Promise,” that emerged from the work of a Blue Ribbon Task Force. C&J’s Chris Cross served as the senior adviser to the task force. Read more