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2018 Ryan Award Winners Announced

Accelerate Institute has recognized two transformational urban educators with the prestigious 2018 Ryan Award at surprise ceremonies before their students and staff. Accelerate recently presented the Ryan Award to Jody-Anne Jones, principal of North Star Academy Clinton Hill Middle School in Newark, New Jersey. Under Jones’s tenure last year, North Star students outperformed state testing expectations …

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Ryan Fellow Blog: Assessments Show the Tough Path Forward

Ryan Fellow Blog: Assessments Show the Tough Path Forward

Gretchen Larsen Class of 2018 Ryan Fellow   Back when I was a Dean of Students, I was asked quite frequently to clean up vomit. It happened so often, in fact, that I was formally recognized as a stellar barf-cleaner-upper (you can read about that here). This week when I received feedback from my advisor …

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