Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 30, 2024

A Second Lesson on Lack of Fresh Air in Classrooms (January 30, 2024)

Issue #9 A second lesson on how lack of fresh air in classrooms lowers learning dramatically. We have been surveying hundreds of North Carolina classrooms …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 23, 2024

Stuffy Air in Classrooms Can Lower a Student’s Learning and Test Scores (January 23, 2024)

Did you know that stuffy air (low oxygen levels) in classrooms can lower a student's learning and test scores as much as two letter grades? …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 17, 2024

Catching You Up and Refreshing Your Brain After a Long Holiday Break (January 16, 2024)

Reminding you that our mission is to improve North Carolina’s K-12 schools by introducing you to little known information about how factors inside a school, but …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: December 18, 2023

The Goal of This Newsletter is to Help You See… (December 1, 2023)

The goal of this newsletter is to help you see ways to improve student learning by interventions outside the classroom.   As I mentioned in …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: December 18, 2023

Maybe More Than You Need to Hear About Hearing Loss (November 24, 2023)

Maybe more than you need to hear about how hearing loss is hurting your students. (Pun?) (Not duplicate content from last email). I am sure …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: December 12, 2023

Mass Hearing Surveys: A Cheap Outside-The-Classroom Solution That Will Boost Student Learning (November 17, 2023)

North Carolina has around a quarter of a million students with unrecognized and untreated hearing loss that hinders learning [i], [ii]. Apart from rare instances …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 14, 2023

Identifying Students’ Unknown Health Issues Is A Huge Investment Opportunity (November 10, 2023)

It is surprising to learn that almost all successful programs and administrative interventions that increase students cognitive function and learning occur outside the classroom.  One …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 8, 2023

You Can Perform Miracles With Volunteers – Others Have (November 3, 2023)

This is the second email to educational leadership in the State of North Carolina about how to improve K-12 student academic performance by actions outside …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: October 31, 2023

An Introduction to The Optimistic Futurist (October 27, 2023)

One in five Americans attends or works at a K-12 school.[1]  Given North Carolin's population of 10.7 million people(2), this requires 640,000 administrators, staff and …

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