Matt Coleman

EPIC Newsletter – February 2016

One of the best parts of our work here at EPIC is having the opportunity to collaborate with schools to innovate practice. Collaboration is a central tenet of the work we do. We facilitate collaboration between schools and districts that are part of Epic School Partnerships, and we engage in strategic and innovative initiatives with schools across the country. The challenges that face our nation’s education system are too large for any one school or organization to face alone—we have to work together to ensure that all students have the opportunity to become successful lifelong learners. I am excited to keep engaging with schools and see the creative practices that are already being used throughout the system.

Epic Steps Issue 4 – December 2015

2015 has been an exciting year as we launched Epic School Partnerships, and December is no exception. We’ve enjoyed developing relationships with schools and school leadership teams over the past year and we are looking forward to 2016 and working with our partners to ensure that all students are prepared for lifelong learning in college and career.

Kristine Chadwick

EPIC Newsletter – November 2015

From the Desk of…Kristine Chadwick, Senior Director of Programs What do Jennifer Garner, Stephen Colbert, and Justin Bieber have in common with EPIC’s work? These stars, along with many others, were part of a one-hour television special by the Entertainment Industry Foundation showcasing the education crowdsourcing initiative called Think It Up! The initiative encourages public…

Girl with beakers

Epic Steps Issue 2 – October 2015

T-2-4 and the Four Keys Spokane Public Schools (SPS), the second-largest district in the State of Washington, is committed to making sure that all doors are open to their students after they graduate from high school. To achieve this, SPS has implemented a districtwide campaign called T-2-4 focused on preparing students to successfully complete some…

Epic Steps Issue 1 – September 2015

VALLEY HIGH IS REDEFINING ITS CULTURE It’s hard to forget the early 90’s Canon television commercials featuring a mullet­ haired Andre Agassi repeating the slogan, “image is everything.” While we at Epic School Partnerships may not agree that it’s “everything,” perceptions do play an important role in the effectiveness of schools. Schools that fail to…

EPIC Newsletter – August 2015

From the Desk of…Matt Coleman, Executive Director and Chief Academic Officer Since its founding in 2002, EPIC has been a leader in the field of college and career readiness. The national conversation has moved from debating the need to graduate students ready for college and careers to…how do we accomplish this? Since joining EPIC last…

EPIC Newsletter – January 2014

Sign up for our newsletter on the Contact Us page. In our last newsletter we talked about the importance of persistence, one of the metacognitive learning skills necessary for students to make a successful transition to college or career. It’s now several weeks into the New Year…are you persisting in your resolutions, both personal and…

CCRS Newsletter – October 2013

Sign up for our newsletter on the Contact Us page. With autumn just beginning and schools settling into their routine, EPIC’s College and Career Readiness team wishes to share various resources to help you instill the college and career readiness skills your students need to succeed. What’s the Value of a Good Education? According to…

CCRS Newsletter – June 2013

Sign up for our newsletter on the Contact Us page. EPIC’s College and Career Readiness team congratulates all educators as you wind up another academic year. Below we share various resources to help you plan for the upcoming year, including a summer reading list that provides a good overview of recent research in the field…