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American learners have a persistent reading problem, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Only 35% of students tested read at or above proficient levels. Yet a closer look […]
You’ve heard the phrase “reading wars”—the so-called battle between phonics and whole language instruction—but you might not know it’s exaggerated.
You will hear this word a lot in future literacy discussions: morphology, or the meaning of words. In a nutshell, the English spelling system is designed to represent both the […]
Some steps all educators can take to incorporate STEM into everyday instruction: Consider putting a makerspace in every classroom. Many schools have separate makerspaces. Other educators create moveable carts filled […]
Consider these ideas: Some kids are STEM kids and some aren’t. Students need to master science and math basics before moving on to STEM. STEM focuses on jobs, so it should be concentrated in middle and high school. Wrong, wrong and wrong.
Transition planning for special education students has evolved so that the activities students participate in now mirror more closely mainstream college- and career-prep programs.
There are successful transition plans and then there are successful transitions for special ed students. Experts offer ideas.
Many teachers—even seasoned special education teachers—haven’t studied transition planning through university coursework or through other professional development.
North Clackamas School District Superintendent Matthew Utterback minds the gap. That is, the gap between white students and everyone else. That’s why the 2017 National School Superintendent of the Year […]
Developers of equity programs offer the following tips for success: You need it first—Equity PD gets the best results when leaders—from superintendents to school board members to principals—are trained before […]
Questions from three leading assessments. Panorama Social Emotional Learning Survey The rating scale ranges from “almost never” to “almost always.” Student perception assessment Self-efficacy: How confident are you that you […]
Many educators have accepted that SEL curricula can have a positive impact on everything from student mental and physical well-being to academics, attendance and graduation rates. In fact, a February […]
How can district leaders guarantee that they will get accurate and actionable results from SEL assessments? What are the biggest challenges? “You need to ensure that you have a consistent […]
Schools more closely assess the social-emotional strengths of students and the impact of new programs
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