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You can now officially stop thinking of the achievement gap as intractable. A remarkable approach to teaching high school science has extinguished the achievement gap in science. The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning’s Progressive Science Initiative® (PSI®), a program designed to advance attainment in science, has given schools serving high percentages of low-income students and students of color the ability to outperform schools with less diverse, more affluent students. Continue reading
On October 17, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, NEA Executive Director John Stocks, and NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer visited select New Jersey classrooms, getting a firsthand look at PSI in action. Accompanied by CTL’s Board Chair and NEA Executive Committee Member Joyce Powell, Executive Director, Bob Goodman and members of the CTL staff, guests experienced PSI classrooms where students were engaged in 8th and 9th grade Algebra-Based Physics, AP Physics, and 11th grade biology. Continue reading
The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is widely acknowledged as a leader in high school STEM education. Today, that reputation is taking on a broader scope. CTL is piloting a K-8 expansion of the highly successful Progressive Science Initiative® (PSI®).
CTL already offers a K-12 mathematics program, the Progressive Mathematics Initiative®. Completing a K-8 science sequence will round out CTL’s STEM offerings. Continue reading
When Yuriy Zavorotniy, program director at the Center for Teaching and Learning, emigrated from the Ukraine to the United States in 2000, it was because he and his wife wanted their son to benefit from the higher education system here. Continue reading
More Robust Labs Now Available for Algebra-Based Physics Continue reading
In 2010, Nicholas Ferriero was an environmental science teacher at Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark. He was non-tenured and was in line to lose his job that spring amid a big shake-up in the district. Continue reading