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See below for our latest research on education and school transformation.

Assessment to Achievement: Improving Student Performance Through Assessment Data

Posted:February 12, 2018 Authors: Hollie Pettersson and Jo Ellen Shaeffer
Despite our intensely data-focused society, using student data to improve learning outcomes remains one of the least understood practices in…
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Needed: A New Strategy to Promote Social and Emotional Learning in Public Schools

January 31, 2018| Trent Kaufman
Common Einstein lore indicates that he kept a sign in his office that read: “Not everything that counts can be…

Ed Direction CEO Dr. Trent Kaufman to Deliver Keynote Address for the United Way of Salt Lake

January 30, 2018| eddirection
Dr. Kaufman, CEO of Ed Direction, will present Transforming Organizations for Impact at the United Way of Salt Lake’s upcoming…

Needed: A Long-Term Approach to Principal Recruitment, Development, and Retention

January 19, 2018| Trent Kaufman and Hollie Pettersson
There is strong evidence and little debate about the impact of school leadership in creating effective schools with excellent student…

The Value of Culture-Based Education for Native American Students

January 15, 2018| Lauren Watkins
  “For more than a century, we’ve made Natives understand the non-Native culture and adjust accordingly, and it does not…

JoEllen Shaeffer Joins Ed Direction’s Council of Senior Advisors

January 3, 2018| eddirection
SALT LAKE CITY—September 25, 2017. Ed Direction, a subsidiary of Cicero Group, and the nation’s premier school transformation services provider,…

Partner Spotlight: Kimberly Dee – Whitehorse High School

January 3, 2018| Athena Nadeau
Located in the Four Corners area, Whitehorse High School serves approximately 270 students in grades 7-12 from the Navajo Nation.…

From New York to North Dakota: A Coach’s Experience with School Transformation Across the Country

December 7, 2017| Kattie Dewald
As an Improvement Coach with Ed Direction, I’ve worked with hundreds of districts and schools across the country, ranging from…

Partner Spotlight: Daron Kennett, Davis School District

November 13, 2017| Kelly Jolley
Daron Kennett is a steadfast believer in the power of professional learning to transform instruction and improve student outcomes. As…


October 21, 2017| Marci Houseman
A recent visit to the theater to watch the newly released movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming” provided the opportunity to give a…
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