“What would you say if someone asked: ‘What’s your number one goal for your students?’ If you are like us (and a million other teachers), you might answer: ‘I just want my kids to become lifelong readers’.” This important question leads off Mini-Lessons in Literature Circles, a professional text written by Harvey Daniels and Nancy…

HOUSTON, August 3, 2018 – Houston A+ Challenge acquires Susanna Fontenot as their new Director of Development. Susanna Fontenot has a varied background as a writer, teacher leader, a communications professional and an international learner. She entered the education profession as a Teach For America corps member, and spent five years teaching reading and writing…

Heather Staker is the founder and president of Ready to Blend, a research initiative focused on helping educators and families use blended learning to improve the achievement and well-being of K-12 children. She is also an adjunct fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a nonprofit think tank that promotes disruptive innovation in education…

A+Unlimited Potential (A+UP), the mobile middle school piloted by Houston A+ Challenge in Houston’s Museum District, was featured on the Education Week blog Vander Ark on Innovation on February 17, 2015. From her stand up desk in the middle of the Cave, a quiet blended classroom, Cicely Benoit manages assignments for 40 middle grade learners…

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