I’ve been seeing news stories recently about parents who wish to opt their children out of testing. Some voice concerns that testing can’t measure the things they care about regarding their …
Author: Raymond Yeagley
Topics: Supporting families
As summer sets in, learning doesn’t need to stop. According to National Summer Learning Association, all students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities …
Author: Jean Fleming
Topics: Professional development, Supporting families
Imagine you have just taken a nice walk in some distant forest or on a soft sandy beach. Half of your summer has already passed by. I know, that isn’t a good reminder but there is still time for …
Author: Joi Converse
There has been much anticipation for the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). It passed with of vote of 85 to 12 in the Senate and 359 to 64 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The …
Author: Matt Chapman
How can we take what happens naturally at home and connect it explicitly to what is happening in classrooms where formative assessment is well integrated? Or as Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn …
Author: Kathy Dyer
Topics: Formative assessment, Supporting families
We are deep into assessment season and, as teachers, your already busy schedules must now flex to accommodate the curiosity and concern of parents. The data which are indispensable to your planning …
Author: Richard Harrold
Topics: MAP Growth, Supporting families
June: time to hang on by our fingernails, but also time to set families up for summer learning success.
Families all hear us saying that reading logs and library cards are keys to summer reading …
Author: Cindy Jiban
6 minute read
4 minute read
7 minute read
Lots of kids dread math. You can help them love it. Get advice on how from our Teach. Learn. Grow. math experts in our latest ebook.
There’s a lot policymakers can do to support schools during COVID-19. We talked with experts Evan Stone and LaTanya Pattillo about what to focus on during SY21–22.
Read the post
Effective literacy instruction must rely on the science of reading and best practices in balanced literacy.
Sign up for our newsletter and get recent blog posts—and more—delivered right to your inbox.
SIGN ME UP