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How to balance summer break with summer learning loss

Key points: Students can still have fun and keep their brains active this summer Gamifying math and beating the summer slide 5 strategies to close the critical thinking gap For more news on summer learning loss, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub As classrooms close until next fall, talk of the dreaded summer slide increases, particularly as students are still struggling

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4 simple ways to put the science of reading into practice

Key points: Students are struggling with reading proficiency, and the pandemic made it worse Stronger literacy skills boost students’ confidence and motivation See related article: Implementing the science of reading ‘one bite at a time’ For more news on the science of reading, see eSN’s Innovative Teaching page In districts across the country, educators are continuing to support students with

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U.S. Education Secretary Appoints Baldwin Schools Superintendent to Board Overseeing the Nation’s Report Card  

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today appointed Baldwin Union Free School District Superintendent Shari Camhi to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the country’s only ongoing, nationally representative assessment of student achievement.   The Governing Board is a nonpartisan body established by Congress in 1988 to oversee and set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known

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Expanding ‘through-year’ assessments to boost student achievement

Key points: To personalize learning, teachers need actionable data more frequently A new partnership in Montana will support student achievement in just this manner See related article: What’s the state of K-12 assessment? For more on assessments, see eSN’s Innovative Teaching page The Montana Office of Public Instruction is focusing on using assessments throughout the school year to give teachers

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SchooLinks Honored on Inc.’s 2023 Power Partner Awards List for its Remarkable Growth and Innovative College and Career Readiness Solutions

Austin, TX, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SchooLinks, the leading college and career readiness platform, is thrilled to announce its recognition as an honoree on Inc. magazine’s prestigious 2023 Power Partner Awards list. This achievement underscores SchooLinks’ remarkable growth, unwavering commitment to excellence, and its modern, innovative solutions that support students and educators nationwide.The Inc. Power Partner Awards are a testament to

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And the winners of the 2023 K-12 Hero Awards are…

eSchool Media is pleased to announce the three winners of the 2023 eSchool News K-12 Hero Awards, which honors educators for their exemplary use of innovative edtech to support student learning: John Arthur, 6th grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah Dr. Jesus Jara, superintendent of Clark County School District (CCSD) in Nevada Tom Lamont, painting

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5 tech tools for kinesthetic learners

Key points: It’s key to remember that students need to move–and that’s OK There are a number of edtech tools that encourage students to move around while reinforcing important learning concepts See related article: 5 edtech tools to save time this year Educators often share a useful mantra: “The mind can only absorb what the bottom can endure.”  This is

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Technology is key to educating the next generation

Key points: After Covid-era shutdowns and rocky transitions to virtual education, we’re facing a crisis in education. The past three years erased decades of improvements in math and reading literacy across K-12 students. It also widened existing achievement gaps, leaving millions of children behind their American peers, and even further behind students in other countries. Increasing students’ access to technology

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Savvas Announces New Math and Reading Solutions that Engage and Inspire Students While Giving Educators the Resources to Help All Learners Achieve

PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY — Savvas Learning Company is excited to announce new and enhanced math and reading solutions that engage and inspire students to learn, while giving educators the evidence-based instructional resources they need to accelerate learning and help all students achieve. “At Savvas, we are committed to empowering educators with the highest-quality instructional materials and effective teaching strategies to

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Unfinished learning concerns still plague educators

Key points: Concerns over unfinished learning continue to occupy educators’ minds, with only teacher shortages and burnout ranked higher, according to a national survey conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by Lexia, a part of Cambium Learning Group. Just 43 percent of parents strongly agree that their child’s school has done a good job addressing unfinished learning from the 2021-22

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The intersection of the science of reading and edtech

Key points: While this fall marks my 38th year in education, it has been 28 years since I was a classroom teacher. Teaching elementary school was the hardest job I ever had, but there are many parts of the role I miss. This time of year, I especially miss the opportunity to teach young learners to read and write. As

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Intervene K-12 Named on Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

HOUSTON — Intervene K-12, a Houston-based online tutoring platform, announced that it has been named to the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of FasteIntervene K-12 ranks 162nd overall, 18th in Texas and fourth in education on Iistst-growing Private Companies in America. This highly regarded list puts Intervene K-12 amongst an elite group of companies who have received this distinguished achievement over

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Navigate360’s Suite360 Social-Emotional Learning Solution Satisfies Tier IV ESSA Requirements

RICHFIELD, Ohio /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ —  Navigate360, the nation’s leader in K–12 school safety and student wellness solutions, proudly announces the official validation and endorsement of their  Suite360 social-emotional learning solution by LearnPlatform. This achievement underscores Suite360’s effectiveness in meeting the stringent criteria set by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Tier IV, thus fulfilling the evidence-based intervention prerequisites necessary for educational districts to

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Making the grade: How to spur achievement after NAEP declines

Key points: Alarming declines in NAEP scores are prompting educators to look for ways to increase academic achievement Understanding each individual student helps educators design supplemental educational programs See related article: What do superintendents really think of the NAEP? For decades, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has pursued a mission to monitor student academic performance, providing insights into

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A small number of teachers can double the racial gap in disciplinary action

Key points: The top 5 percent of teachers most likely to refer students to the principal’s office for disciplinary action do so at such an outsized rate that they effectively double the racial gaps in such referrals, according to new research from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). These gaps are mainly driven by higher numbers of office discipline referrals

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4 tips for addressing absenteeism in K-12 schools

Key points: Absenteeism is a top predictor of academic success and can have serious consequences Solutions to chronic absenteeism will require long-term, strategic investment of time and resources Districts across the country are grappling with elevated levels of chronic absenteeism that have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels. The Associated Press and Stanford University’s Big Local News Project found that

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Investing in classroom collaboration tools? 3 things to know

Key points: Flexibility and ease of use should be important parts of decision making Meet today’s needs, but keep tomorrow’s needs in mind Modern technological advancements affect virtually every area of daily life, and today’s educational institutions are looking to new digital tools to help improve student achievement and engagement while fostering collaborative learning environments for both in-person and remote

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Funding an assistive listening system in your school

Untreated hearing loss can have lasting effects on students’ academic achievement, social relationships, and self-esteem. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) reports that even mild hearing loss can cause a child to miss as much as 50 percent of classroom discussion. Without appropriate management and support, children with mild to moderate hearing loss achieve one to four grade levels

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5 ways to get results from your virtual tutoring program

Different students at different schools have different needs. When we analyzed student achievement data from multiple measures and through the lens of student groups, we saw an immediate need to provide additional reading intervention to help students recover from the effects of the pandemic. Yet, due to staffing shortages, we knew we could not provide the level of personalized support

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Paper Acquires Readlee To Address Literacy Crisis With Artificial Intelligence

MONTREAL – Paper™, the leading Educational Support System (ESS), today announced that it has acquired Readlee, an innovative learning tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and speech recognition technology to help students improve their reading skills. Master teachers, in collaboration with Harvard researchers, created Readlee to provide better literacy tools for students. Pandemic-related learning loss is fueling a growing literacy

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Finding the learning loss data needed to drive learning recovery

The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) Report Card on learning loss was a sobering but not unexpected reckoning for how deeply and broadly the pandemic impacted student learning and achievement.  NAEP state-level findings of drops in math and reading scores were followed by the release of the Education Recovery Scorecard, which leveraged NAEP data to offer the first comparable

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