• JP works with schools providing training on how to ameliorate teacher weaknesses brought to light through the process of teacher evaluation.

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  • Common Core State Standards, Factors Influencing Student Achievement, Responsive Coaching, Teacher Evaluation, Autism

  • JP partners with schools and districts across the country to provide intensive professional development for scientifically-based programs.
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The Plain Talk About Reading Institute

Join JP in beautiful New Orleans for the 2012 Plain Talk About Reading Institute! This year, JP will be presenting Problem Solving in a Culture of Change and Supporting Students with Autism in the Regular Classroom: Elements for Literacy.

Join Doug Blancero and Omar Tabb as they present Problem Solving in a Culture of Change. This interactive breakout session will show participants how to use problem solving models that will also serve as team building and coherency building strategies that can be implemented immediately upon return to their schools.

Janie Feinberg, David Whiting and Natalie Beach will present Supporting Students with Autism, which will familiarize attendees with the core elements of a current, successful model for preparing and supporting regular classroom teachers who currently struggle to meet the needs of mainstreamed students on the Autism Spectrum.

Appling County Elementary School Achieves Silver Award - Baxley, GA School Earns "Greatest Gains" on State CRCT

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Big Congratulations to Lakeside Lower Elementary's Principal Tim Watkins

 - Lake Village, AR School Principal Honored by Delta State University

02.21.2012 - We are thrilled to share the news of Principal Tim Watkins' recent honor from the College of Education at Delta State University - he was recently bestowed the title of Outstanding Alumnus during homecoming festivities.

Even better, Dr. Watkins was presented with a plaque and a gift during the annual alumni luncheon at Delta State by one of his former professors, Dr. Joe Garrison. Dr. Watkins has known Dr. Garrison since August of 1979. Said Dr. Watkins, "He was my advisor in the education program at Delta State University when I enrolled as a freshman." And later, Dr. Garrison served as the chair for Dr. Watkins' dissertation committee.

Dr. Watkins has continued to stay connected to Delta State University since his days as a freshman in 1979. He received his undergraduate degree from DSU and then in 2008, his graduate degree, which included his Doctorate of Education. He also serves as an adjunct professor for the College of Education, teaching graduate students in the master, specialist and doctorate programs.

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Noble Elementary Scores Big on Iowa Test Series

 - Best Scores in Ashely County, AR

01.24.2012 - The proof is in the pudding, as they say, and Noble Elementary has proven to be exceptional based on student scores on the Iowa Test Series. Of the participating schools in Ashley County, Noble had the best overall score at 73. The score means Noble students performed at the same level as the top 27 percent of students in the nation.

A JP partner for eight years, Noble is reaping the benefits of their commitment to increasing student achievement by selecting a research-based curriculum (Direct Instruction) and maintaining the fidelity of the program for many years. Noble Elementary has ensured a high level of proficiency for their students by continuing to utilize ongoing Responsive Coaching™ support with JP Associates.

Noble Elementary is in the Hamburg School District in Southeast Arkansas. The district has utilized the Direct Instruction Model with JP for over fifteen years. No elementary school in the Hamburg School District is currently in any state or national school improvement status. Marilyn Chambers, Special Program Director/District Curriculum, credits perseverance and cooperation with JP Associates in improving the literacy skills of all students. Says Ms. Chambers, "Based on mastery of fluency, rate, accuracy, comprehension and reading skills, students in Hamburg Schools have benefited from this very structured, sequential program which differentiates instruction based on individual needs."

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Meet Julie Burke

...One of JP's CCS Experts - Learn Why Julie is So Passionate About the Common Core Standards

01.12.2012 - With over twenty years of experience in leading school reform, Julie Burke was a natural choice to help develop JP's Common Core Standards Workshops. And thanks to the team's fervent dedication, JP is able to offer a series of Professional Development Workshops to help school systems ensure they have a clear understanding of the CCS and also have confidence in aligning their current curricula to the CCS.

When asked about her thoughts on the CCS, Julie said, "I believe the Common Core Standards have the potential to ensure that all of our children, no matter where they grow up, will be prepared for success in college and the global workforce. But that potential will only be realized through careful implementation."

In developing the CCS Workshops for JP, Julie thought about the many questions and concerns educators and parents would have on how they would be affected by the CCS, and what the impact on students would be.

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Department of Education Awards $200 Million to Seven States to Advance K-12 Reform

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that seven states -Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania- will each receive a share of the $200 million in Race to the Top Round 3 (RTT3) fund to advance targeted K-12 reforms aimed at improving student achievement. Click here to read the original article.

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