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Study: Adaptive literacy program could reduce summer slide
Study: Adaptive literacy program could reduce summer slide
An independent study from Johns Hopkins University shows that a program designed to reverse "summer slide" at scale showed real impact on student engagement and Lexile growth for students who read on the adaptive literacy platform LightSail for as litt...
Overdoses force administrators to shift tactics, stock emergency medicine
Overdoses force administrators to shift tactics, stock emergency medicine
The number of districts and states rushing to stock an emergency antidote that can revive students suffering heroin overdoses shows the severe degree to which the nation's latest drug epidemic has disrupted schools. Students who in the past might have ...
6 ways to stay connected with your community this summer
6 ways to stay connected with your community this summer
Jennifer Parish, a contributor for Scholastic Administration Magazine, writes: "Like every school district in America, mine — Poquoson City Public Schools in Virginia—is preparing for summer break. While summer is a great excuse to recharge...
Report: Parents overestimate children's academic achievement, need tools to guide their education
Report: Parents overestimate children's academic achievement, need tools to guide their education
Most parents want their children to go to college, and most also believe their child is performing at or above grade level, but their beliefs about their children's academic achievement doesn't reflect national assessment data, according to a new repor...
Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards
Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards
Cookies and math tend to go together in an elementary school classroom. And not always as reward for a correct answer. Teachers use them as conceptual props to explain an operation like division. It works intuitively enough with whole numbers. If you h...