School Pilot Programs

Elementary School Teachers and Students Benefit

Our elementary pilot programs help thousands of children make significant academic gains in nine school districts. Funding support for these Achievment Track programs comes with expectations for demonstrated and cotinuous improvement. 

Instructional Coaching

Even the best teachers can improve with a little extra support. When experienced instructional coaches help teachers, the impact for students can be very positive. Coaches introduce fellow teachers to new strategies and resources to help high-need kids who may be struggling. The program goal is increased student proficiency in reading, writing and math.

Partners: Bellevue Public Schools, Omaha Public Schools, Ralston Public Schools, Westside Community Schools


Jump Start to Kindergarten

Increasingly successful Jump Start to Kindergarten programs help kids start kindergarten ready to learn. Independent evaluators documented gains in a summer session that add up to as much as two years of learning!

Partners: Elkhorn Public Schools, Omaha Public Schools, Papillion-La Vista School District, Millard Public Schools

Some school districts make home visits a successful part of their program. Deb Rodenburg of Papillion-La Vista shares the power of home visits in their Jump Start to Kindergarten program. WATCH


Extended Learning

Learning doesn't end when the school day or year comes to a close. Extended Learning is a valuable tool in improving student achievement. When students fall behind with poor grades and test scores, teachers have a resource to get students extra help. Programs include after school, summer school and one-on-one tutoring.

Partners: Completely KIDS, DC West, Elkhorn Public Schools, Millard Public Schools, Springfield Platteview Community Schools


Partners & Funding

Our Results

The Learning Community is making a difference in student achievement. See a summary of our programs and results.

Our Programs

Programs for families and children are improving student achievement. See how taxpayers are helping students who need us the most. PROGRAMS

Superintendents' Plan

We're working with the Buffett Institute and 11 schools districts to challenge the achievement gap from birth to age 8. MORE

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