July 2015

6 Strategies for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal for Your Education Program

6 Strategies for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal for Your Education Program

By: Research Associates  Grants are a great way to supplement tight school budgets and fund specific educational programs, but the grant writing process can be a bit daunting the first few times around. Experienced grant writers know that beginning the process early and following the application guidelines exactly are essential to writing successful grant proposals.

An All-Hands Approach To Implementing Schoolwide Change In Wellness

An All-Hands Approach To Implementing Schoolwide Change In Wellness

By Judy KuanPrincipal Wendy Ellen Starwalt has transformed her school of over 400 students to get more active and healthy through a grassroots approach that swept up students, parents, and teachers alike. At the core of her approach to instilling that level of change at Carey Busey Elementary in Northern Illinois, and providing a positive model for her school’s district, was an approach that involved 5 key components:1.

Rigor And Developmental Science: Focusing On The Sweet Spot

Pre-K-3 ed should benefit from rigor and developmental science working together

By Judy KuanAcademic rigor is upheld widely in education, as is developmental science. But how often do we see the two converge, and what potential does that convergence hold in pre-K-3 education?According to Dr. William Teale, who is the Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Literacy, it is fairly easy but less effective to implement either academic rigor or developmentally-appropriate instruction on its own.  The more challenging but effective road to higher achievement in early grade literacy is to implement a strategy that integrates both approaches.