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Looking to Ditch Traditional Grades? Here’s How to Get Stakeholders On Board

Edsurge

The basic premise is that by providing a more complex and accurate picture of students, academic needs can be better met, colleges can make more informed admissions decisions, and intrinsic motivation will follow. Whether they call it competency-, mastery-, or standards-based grading, the movement aims to improve students outcomes sans As, Bs, and Cs. Throughout the year, Two Rivers holds four student-led, parent-teacher conferences.

eSpark–Self-paced Learning for Math and Reading

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If you’ve heard the buzz about eSpark this summer at conferences or training sessions, you already know it’s more than “just another math and reading learning platform” Sure, it is that but what sets it apart is eSpark’s clever blend of learning tools that encourage students to progress at their own pace in their own way, to review when needed and move ahead when they get it. That done, it develops a differentiated and personalized learning plan.

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Curriculum Associates Sponsors the Council of the Great City Schools’ Inaugural Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice

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Former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan presented the Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice to Casserly during a virtual award ceremony at the CGCS’s Legislative/Policy Conference. To learn more about Curriculum Associates, visit CurriculumAssociates.com.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Although Illinois adopted Common Core standards in 2010, Berwyn North, a kindergarten through eighth-grade district with 3,084 students , had not yet incorporated the standards when Ayala and her new assistant superintendent, Amy Zaher, were hired in 2012. In a district where almost 30 percent of the students are learning English, these goals have meant a radical change in how math is taught in the early grades. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?

MindShift

Craig Brock teaches high school science in Amarillo, Texas, where his freshman biology students are currently learning about the parts of a cell. 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.

How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades

MindShift

Although Illinois adopted Common Core standards in 2010, Berwyn North, a kindergarten through eighth-grade district with 3,084 students , had not yet incorporated the standards when Ayala and her new assistant superintendent, Amy Zaher, were hired in 2012. In a district where almost 30 percent of the students are learning English, these goals have meant a radical change in how math is taught in the early grades.