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The child tax credit, not charter schools, was the reform we needed to help kids succeed

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Many reformers viewed poverty as an inadequate excuse for students’ academic failings, citing flimsy research that claimed 90 percent of low-income students of color can and do meet the highest academic standards — the so called 90/90/90 schools.

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Opening the doors to elite public schools

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Instead, Emily was invited to apply based on her pre-pandemic academic record. The new policy stands to degrade academic standards and exclude students based on race, she argued, calling it “a backdoor attempt to dismantle the exam school system altogether.”

New AI tool helps teachers tackle math

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As the new school year begins, elementary school teachers are now able to access a new, free online artificial intelligence (AI) tool designed to strengthen their math instruction and help students learn at higher levels. Even with the best resources, many teachers lack dedicated coaching and struggle to target effective teaching strategies that help students improve their proficiency in math, a linchpin academic subject.

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How to Teach the Human Body and 16 Sites to Help

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There are also lots of teacher resources to help in using this unit such as lesson plans, training, and academic standards met. An easier version — and well-suited to elementary age students — is Find My Body Parts. Each is three-five minutes and aimed at elementary age students. For many, study of the human body starts in second grade with an introduction to what’s inside that stretchy, durable skin that coats our bodies.

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OPINION: We need more teachers of color. Getting there requires ambitious equitable solutions

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Yet research tells us that exposure to a Black teacher in elementary school can reduce the high school dropout rate for low-income Black male students by 39 percent. Better preparing candidates for licensure exams and rigorous academic standards.

4 keys to supporting college and career readiness

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Our efforts seem to be paying off, as all of our elementary and middle schools are rated by the state as either “shows progress” or “excels” in terms of reading and math achievement. Be sure all students meet rigorous academic standards. A new generation of state standards has been designed to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for college and a career.

On the importance of making a (reopening) plan

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Eliminating school library programs and certified school librarian positions deprive students of rich learning opportunities, jeopardize academic and reading achievement, and perpetuate educational inequities.

Age of Learning’s Latest Is a $100 Million Educational Game

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That’s roughly how much Age of Learning estimates it will have spent by the end of this year on “ Adventure Academy ,” a multiplayer online game to teach elementary- and middle-school age children subjects including math, social studies and language arts. Most of the content is aligned to state and national academic standards for grades 3 to 6, according to the company.

Making Is Great Because It’s Chaotic. But Not Everyone Is Looking for Chaos.

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Elementary school educators were more likely than secondary school educators to allow students relatively unstructured time to experiment with physical materials, often in the form of manipulatives. “Messy.”

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

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However, if they are from a different country try to find out if that country’s educational system and academic standard is the same or at par with your own country. Online teachers like homeworkhelp.today online tutors covers advance subjects like architecture & chemistry, others companies cover elementary or grade school subjects, while some offer specialized subject matters.

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TEACHER VOICE: It’s tough to prepare children for kindergarten if parents and teachers don’t collaborate

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Since earning my undergraduate, Master’s, and Education Specialist degrees in elementary education, and working toward board certification, at Delta State University, I have observed students who have come from a variety of backgrounds. Second, they have been exposed to academics such as letter names, sounds, number recognition, number fluency, and patterning with hands-on, meaningful learning tasks that take into account their physical and cognitive development.

OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

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Among them: better teacher preparation and professional development for elementary reading; higher academic standards; state assessments aligned with NAEP’s expectations for students; and steady, consistent work toward the state’s strategic goals. Mississippi is delivering, and its students are the beneficiaries. The state proved a bright spot on the most recent Nation’s Report Card.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

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These tools help us identify and then address -- through intervention or enrichment -- individual students' needs around each of the major academic standards. A recent study within a number of school districts, including the Middletown City School District, showed significantly greater academic growth in blended learning versus traditional classes. This summer, in fact, we finished the two-year opt-in period for blended learning at the elementary level.

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KinderLab Robotics Announces New KIBO Guidebook to Enhance STEAM Education

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Each lesson includes facilitation suggestions, materials lists, center setup, and academic standards alignment. Each lesson plan provides specific setup suggestions, facilitation tips, and information on addressing cross-curricular connections and academic standards. (Waltham, MA) August 28, 2018 – KinderLab Robotics today expanded its KIBO™ curriculum suite by introducing KIBO Activity Center Guidebook : Activities and Setup Recommendations for a KIBO Activity Center.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

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Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. Since Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core in 2010, the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers has widened slightly – despite sweeping expectations the more rigorous standards would help eliminate disparities in academic performance. That’s a very exciting thing … watching them academically really open up.

Less Is More: 4 Strategies To Streamline Your Curriculum

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One important point is that the standards require more depth and less breadth. Meeting these standards can be done by doing less, not more. First, let’s look at what the standards mean by more “depth.” In our recent book, Less is More in Elementary School: Strategies for Thriving in a High-Stakes Environment, we suggest a variety of ways to find the time required for the in-depth teaching and learning needed for the Common Core Standards.

After Layoffs, Math Curriculum Developer Reasoning Mind Sells to Weld North Education

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curriculum market shifted towards purchasing materials aligned materials to Common Core and state academic standards, the organization began building new offerings based on these U.S. standards. This week, two online math instructional developers found themselves in the crosshairs of private equity firms. One of these deals made for splashy headlines: Dreambox Learning’s $130 million investment from The Rise Fund.

How play is making a comeback in Kindergarten

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As kindergarten has become more widely available in the last several decades, it’s also become more academic. In some districts, full-day kindergarten schedules are packed with back-to-back academic activities and lessons.

How State Reform in New Hampshire Led to Teacher Autonomy

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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. Two recent state initiatives are defining a set of non academic work habits that contribute to student success , and developing a statewide performance-based assessment system.

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. 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.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Seesaw

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Seesaw is used by primary grade-level teachers, middle school subject area teachers, elective teachers, and after-school program teachers, but it's most often used in elementary schools.

Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad

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Still, Brendan Kelly, an Apple Distinguished Educator who teaches at Wilson Elementary School in West Allis, Wisc. Unfortunately these ideals are not always aligned with the realities of an education system that still emphasizes standardized testing and compliance to rigorous academic standards. “Welcome to your first day of school!”

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

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A fourth-grader makes a puppet while his teammate works on writing a script at Mountain View Elementary School in Longmont, Colo. Teachers push [academic] standards into these projects,” and schools don’t “want projects where kids are just an extra set of hands.”. The student-created playground at Mountain View Elementary School in Longmont, Colo.

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PARCC Results for DC Show College-Readiness Concerns

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only 10% of public school students who took a new standardized Geometry test and 25% of those who took a new English test met proficiency standards deeming them ready for college after graduation. The scores show how students in the area are performing on the new Common Core academic standards , implemented in an effort to increase the amount and depth of material students learn across the nation.

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., This put the small school and its 494 students in the 8th percentile of elementary schools in the state of New Jersey. The Common Core standards, a set of English and math guidelines adopted by more than 40 states, challenge many commonly held beliefs — including how best to teach children to read. Claudia Pinheiro, a fourth-grade teacher at Roberto Clemente Elementary School in Newark.

Mississippi accountability ratings gloomy for Jackson schools

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JACKSON — For the first time in several years, Jackson Public Schools has joined the Mississippi Department of Education’s list of failing districts in the state, with 17 JPS elementary and middle schools drawing an F in numbers the State made public today. “Superintendents, principals and teachers have all worked diligently to implement higher academic standards and help students achieve better outcomes.

Clinton looks to move Democrats away from ‘Education Wars’

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At a July meeting in Orlando, Florida to write the party’s platform, delegates appointed by Clinton’s main rival in the primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, pushed through a slew of amendments to the original draft, which together represent a sharp turn away from the policies of the Obama administration which used federal funding to push states to raise academic standards and to tie test scores to teacher evaluations.

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

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Dressed in suits and armed with pens, notebooks, and laptops, the superintendents had one specific goal as they fanned out across the classroom, interacting with students: to look for evidence that a geometry lesson was aligned to the new state math standards. In 2015, the University of Washington’s District Leadership Design Lab helped developed the nation’s first research-based standards for principal supervisors.

Desegregation is unraveling in this Texas town

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It has made progress to topple the barriers still holding black and Hispanic students back from the same academic success as white students. They are roughly half of the students enrolled at Longview’s specialized elementary school, which has higher academic standards.

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

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I think we took for granted before what 4-year-olds were capable of doing,” said Quitman Lower Elementary Principal Amanda Allen, listing some skills the youngest learners are impressing her with: advanced vocabularies, number recognition, self-motivation. “It’s Wright and pre-K advocates argue that more investment in early education via programs like that at Quitman could put kids on a stronger academic path at an early age. In 2017, Mississippi met nine of those 10 standards.

How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades

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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. One way the district is applying this standard is via “number talks,” a math practice that encourages students to discuss and critique math solutions, helping kids develop into flexible and creative mathematical thinkers.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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that include rigorous, robust, and well-rounded curriculum aligned with college- and career-ready standards (as defined in this document) that cover a wide range of academic and technical knowledge and skills to ensure that students leave high school ready for college and careers. College- and career-ready standards. Information about how digital learning content assesses, teaches, and depends on (requires) common content standards such as State academic standards.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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The elementary school might evolve. In 2013, most elementary schools are simply diminutive high schools, with a balance of reading, writing, mathematics, geography, and other “core” skills, while character training supplements academic work. As society evolves at a more rapid pace than ever, literacy is changing, and elementary schools must respond in kind—with literacy not as a goal, but its sole purpose: Reading, writing, and emerging critical thinking skills.

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. A burgeoning population in Kentucky of students who are learning English combined with the adoption of more rigorous standards means efforts like Ogbe’s are ever more important. Strong language skills are key as part of the state’s Common Core standards. It said JCPS should “create a clear vision for the academic progress” for these students.