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we advance equitable quality education

Brittany Steinbrueck, 3rd/4th grade looping teacher at Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary

ISP Showcase elevates ambitious equitable math teaching with district partners

After three years of deep exploration into the most impactful ways to implement equitable math instruction, teachers, administrators and math coaches from Mehlville, Maplewood Richmond Heights and Ritenour school districts had the opportunity to share what they’ve learned and what’s working in their classrooms during an Improvement Showcase held May 18 at Washington University.

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Fixing the classroom: Welcoming all students into STEM

In a new policy piece, biology faculty advocate for new classroom approaches to fix the national exodus of students from STEM fields.

All across the United States, half of the college students who plan to major in STEM switch fields. And Black and Latinx students leave STEM at a higher rate than their white peers.

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Challenging narratives

Moving beyond mere survival toward something better: thriving

In the education sector, we’re asked to accept a post-pandemic narrative that places blame for any and all challenges that schools face squarely on the shoulders of the pandemic.

. . . anyone with boots on the ground in schools – will confirm that as painful as it was, Covid-19 merely laid bare inequities that have long existed.

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mySci Unit Awarded NGSS Design Badge

Using Our Resources Wisely, a fifth grade science unit developed by the Institute for School Partnership’s mySci program has been awarded the NGSS Design Badge.The Badge is awarded to top-rated science units designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Since 2017, only four other units, including mySci’s From Sun to Food, have received this honor at Grades 3-5.

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As a member of the Washington University community it is our responsibility to address our regional challenges. We know that strong schools equal strong communities. We know students and teachers thrive when they have opportunities, resources, and support. We know our vision of educational equity is attainable.

Victoria May, Executive Director of the Institute for School Partnership