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Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

MindShift

And while the materials he uses match his students’ level of English proficiency, Brock said he sometimes feels like he’s insulting their intelligence. Research has shown that a majority of the educators who teach English-language learners (ELLs) are creating their own instructional materials — often with little oversight — that don’t necessarily match the student’s grade level or the rigor required by state academic standards.

The Next Social Contract for Public Education Needs New Terms of Service

Doug Levin

Note: The original version of this piece was published on July 7, 2016 by New America as part of an EdCentral series on the next social contract for education: https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/next-social-contract-public-education-needs-new-terms-service/. Join the conversation about new directions for public education in the digital age with the hashtag #EdTechContract on Twitter.

Creative #SmartTeachingTips Using Scholastic Magazines

Kleinspiration

Scholastic States… “We believe that students learn best when educational topics are made meaningful to them. Teachers bring them into their classrooms because they provide invaluable instructional materials that meet current academic standards and prepare students for state tests.

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership. The South Carolina State Board of Education approved the adoption with Carolina Biological.

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