A+ received this fantastic message from a literacy specialist for KIPP Schools.  We are thrilled that the training and coaching we provided has led to such positive outcomes. Dear coaches, Just wanted to reach out to thank you again for our training around STAAR and share some great news.  At two primary schools that…

A+ has partnered with KIPP Spirit Academy, a middle school in southeast Houston (Sunnyside/South Acres area), since 2012. We recently had the opportunity to speak with members of the math faculty and administration about the impact of the partnership on student learning. HOUSTON A+ CHALLENGE: Tell me about your history with A+. SHELBY POWERS, TEACHER,…

8th grade Algebra teacher and basketball coach Sean Plaskett worked with an A+ Coach through our partnership with KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys. Not too long ago, Mr. Plaskett sat down with us to chat about the incredible community he’s built in his classroom, and about his experience working with his A+ Numeracy Performance Coach….

The seventh graders at Olle Middle School in Alief ISD aren’t just readers  – they’re literary rebels.  And they’re proud of it, proud enough to show up on the last day of school wearing black t-shirts bearing the slogan “Literary Rebel – I read past my bedtime.” If this bold show of academic enthusiasm seems…

“As it turns out, the things I thought I was great at were not really that important to students’ learning. My A+ Coach opened my eyes to practices that have greater impact. …Turns out my wife was right.” Ellen Cabahug, an English Language Arts specialist at Caraway Middle School in Aldine ISD, had a lot…

Every day, school leaders across the Houston area face the same challenge: What can they do to ensure that every student and adult in the building is getting better every day? The universality of this question – its relevance equal in the highest- and lowest-performing schools, in schools serving students at every socioeconomic level, in…

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