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Category: Case Study

June 15, 2016
Sacramento City College Pilot

A small group of professors at Sacramento City College implemented Organized Binder, here is what their students had to say: Over 85% of students surveyed said the system helps them know what the class is doing each, whether or not there is homework, and when larger or important assignments are due. 67% of students report that […]

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March 20, 2016
Students Achieve at a County and Community School

"In order to be a successful student, one needs to see him/herself as a student first. I witness that happen through Organized Binder each day and with each new student who comes to camp." -Abbie Korman Stendahl SCHOOL PROFILE School: County and Community School | Northern California The school and students featured in the March 2016 Newsletter must remain anonymous for […]

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February 15, 2016
Harbor High School Wins Gold Ribbon Award

SCHOOL PROFILE School: Harbor High School | Santa Cruz | California Two years ago Harbor High School implemented Organized Binder:Teacher. The effort, lead by principal Dick Davis, has been the model of a faculty committing to a reform initiative. All of the teachers who have participated in Organized Binder have committed to trainings, follow-up sessions, and implementing the system […]

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January 17, 2016
Overwhelming Community College Success

SCHOOL PROFILE School: Sierra College | Rocklin | California Our most vulnerable graduates who go to college overwhelmingly attend community college. The Student Success Task Force for Community Colleges recently reported that "more than 70 percent of community college students who enter the system are under prepared to do college-level work with the majority being first generation college students, […]

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December 7, 2015
Reflections From a Washington, D.C. Teacher

December 2015 NEWSLETTER: Reflections from Adam Evans We visited Ballou High School in the summer of 2015 to introduce the staff to Organized Binder. Within a month of that training Adam Evans sent the following email to the Ballou faculty. I appreciate Adam's honesty around his reluctance to implement and his observations afterward:  "Good evening, Knights. I just wanted to follow up with […]

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October 7, 2015
Success In Cleveland, Ohio

SCHOOL PROFILE School: Urban Community School | Cleveland | Ohio Urban Community School is a K-8 school that provides primarily low-income children from Cleveland with an individualized, innovative, and challenging education. The school prides itself on welcoming a diverse student body, with a focus on serving low-income children. Urban Community School serves nearly 500 students with 78% living at […]

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September 9, 2015
Gateway Community School

SCHOOL PROFILE School: Gateway Community School | San Mateo | California School Information:Gateway offers a temporary program which provides students with a place to demonstrate positive behavior in the areas of academics, attendance and attitude. Students are placed at Gateway by the district schools for one or two semesters, and may, with the permission of the district, decide to stay […]

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June 4, 2015
Ochoa Middle School

SCHOOL PROFILE School: Ochoa Middle School | Hayward | California School Information: Anthony W. Ochoa Middle School is located in Hayward, CA and is one of 5 middle schools in Hayward Unified School District. It is a public school that serves approximately 610 students in grades 7-8. Approximately 60% of students participate in a free or reduced lunch program and […]

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May 26, 2015
Success Snapshot: May 2015: A Classroom at Union High School, Grand Rapids, MI

SCHOOL PROFILE School: Union High School | Grand Rapids | Michigan School Information: Michigan has three criteria to categorize schools: Reward, Focus, and Priority. Reward schools are outperforming other schools, Focus schools have a large achievement gap in 30% of its student achievement scores, and Priority schools have achievement and growth in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. Union High School […]

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April 28, 2015
Snapshot of Success, April 2015: Point Quest Education

SCHOOL PROFILE School: Point Quest Education (PQE) | Sacramento | California School Information: PQE is a nonpublic school that serves students with emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges; arguably the highest need students in their region. Students who can no longer be served by public institutions transfer to PQE where they can learn the tools and strategies needed to return […]

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