Karim Abouelnaga, Author at Practice Makes Perfect

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Scaling Up Summer: How Fast Is Too Fast?

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Scaling Up Summer: How Fast Is Too Fast? When we find the solutions to problems that exist, sometimes it is our instinct to grow them as fast as possible. Every experienced practitioner knows that there is a steep learning curve whenever you introduce an intervention into a new environment. Bringing a summer learning program to […]

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How Much Should I Be Spending on Summer Learning?

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How Much Should I Be Spending on Summer Learning? Historically, education over the summer has been the responsibility of the parents. Today, we know that this very expectation will deprive many of our most deserving children from a critical learning opportunity. Given the relative newness of this large-scale need, we often get asked the question, […]

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Why Is Summer Learning So Critical?

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Why Is Summer Learning So Critical? Summer learning has the potential to close two-thirds of the achievement gap, if not more. To be sure, schools have enough discretionary dollars to allocate resources over the summer to provide interventions for students who are not proficient and beyond. However, because schools are not measured on the percentage […]

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Karim Abouelnaga: 32 Under 32

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Practice Makes Perfect is very excited to announce that our founder and CEO, Karim Abouelnaga, is being honored as one of Magic Johnson’s 32 Under 32. Magic Johnson’s 32 Under 32 recognizes individuals who exhibit the professionalism, hard work, values and talents to lead the reimagining of possibilities for tomorrow’s business culture.  Karim’s entrepreneurship coupled […]

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Real Entrepreneurs Marry Impact, Not Ideas

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Real Entrepreneurs Marry Impact, Not Ideas Iterate, pilot, iterate, pilot, iterate, pilot. Every great entrepreneur and innovator knows that this is the process to creating something of true value. In this context, iterate means to collect feedback and improve your existing service or product and pilot means to sell or try out again. It is […]

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Solving the Teacher Retention Crisis

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The economic implications associated with the teacher retention crisis are huge. At-risk students living in poor neighborhoods suffer the most. The financial cost of the turnover has been estimated to be $2.2 billion a year. The costs are largely associated with recruiting, orienting, training, and developing new hires. Not surprisingly, 40 to 50 percent of new teachers leave […]

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Building a Better Mentorship

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Reposted from Americanexpress.com Co-authored by Jacob Lief, Ubuntu Education & Karim Abouelnaga, Practice Makes Perfect A good mentor can have immeasurable benefits for your company. Here’s how to choose–and work with–your partner in one of your most important business relationships: When I graduated from Cornell in 2013, I turned down full-time job offers to become the […]

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