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How to boost math skills in the early grades

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Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math. It leads to the analytic, higher-level thinking that’s increasingly important.”.

How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades

MindShift

Researchers say many high-poverty kindergarten classrooms don’t teach enough math and the few lessons on the subject are often too basic. Understanding and being able to work with numbers “is a fundamental skill for success in almost any occupation you might choose,” said economist Greg J.

How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses

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Ron Smith (left), a middle school network superintendent in Oakland, speaks to Jaime Aquino of New Leaders during a “learning walk” at a local middle school. But they didn’t really have the technical language to express it.”. That doesn’t equate to results.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

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The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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The focus of that piece was technology, and how it might impact the way students learn in the coming decades. The elementary school might evolve. A connected culture seeks to see and be seen—to measure itself based on the interaction with others.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

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In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. In these classrooms, teachers face a seemingly impossible task -- providing effective instruction to all the unique students under their care. These tools help us identify and then address -- through intervention or enrichment -- individual students' needs around each of the major academic standards. So how do you choose?

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Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

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Placing children with and without disabilities in the same classroom, instead of segregating them, was a growing national trend, spurred on by lawsuits by special education advocates. Over time, Fair figured out how to navigate these situations and talk students “down from the ledge.”

After years of neglect, Mississippi takes baby steps to boost school readiness

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On a muggy fall morning, pre-K teacher Ruth Shows inspected the work of students in her classroom, stepping over a cluster of little learners sprawled on the carpet. It’s really only on us, what we limit or enable them to do.”. It means we’re just going to take a guess, that’s all.”.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

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A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior. Today the group has swelled to 13 members and includes girls.). “We

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High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

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Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here. As a teenager, Michael McLaughlin wanted to go to college. With help, he should have been able to graduate alongside his classmates, ready to pursue higher education.

How State Reform in New Hampshire Led to Teacher Autonomy

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This story is part of a series from EdSurge Research on how schools are redefining student success using MyWays , a framework created by Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC). But at Memorial Elementary School , one of two elementary schools in New Hampshire’s Sanborn Regional School District , administrators and teachers are given the freedom to experiment with cutting-edge ideas not in spite of district and state guidelines, but because of them.

Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

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Esteves, age 10, is a fourth-grader at Roberto Clemente Elementary School in Newark, N.J., She moved to Newark with her family at age 4. Esteves’ teacher gives her books to take home, part of the school’s push to keep students reading outside of school.

Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target

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As is often the case, there was singing going on in Room 2 of Kenwood Elementary one Friday afternoon. Four 6-year-olds sat cross-legged around teacher Dyan Ogbe as she asked each to give their own ending to a song by saying what they’d buy with different amounts of money.

Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Readers?

MindShift

Sandwiched between preschool and first grade, kindergarteners often start school at very different stages of development depending on their exposure to preschool, home environments and biology. There’s a wide age range for learning to read,” said Nancy Carlsson-Paige on KQED’s Forum program.

Virginia district launches summer kindergarten readiness initiative

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The Smarty Summer by Achieve3000: Diving into Early Literacy Initiative aims to prepare children for kindergarten reading success. We share their commitment to providing engaging, student-centered programs that reach kids at their precise learning levels and accelerate their literacy gains.