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Milestone reached as NH takes advantage of free instructional materials

eSchool News

These instructional materials have been incredibly valuable to the state’s educational system. million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in nearly 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

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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.

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Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

eSchool News

Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. A new report urges care when purchasing digital instructional materials, and notes that factors such as interoperability, accessibility, and device access should be considered during the process. When acquiring digital instructional materials, the cost associated with access to broadband and devices is a pivotal factor.

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New Hampshire Department of Education Selects Innovative K-12 Platform to Bring High Quality Instructional Materials to All Students, Families and Teachers

eSchool News

CONCORD, NH (July 14, 2021) —The New Hampshire Department of Education (Department) today announced the selection of Discovery Education’s award-winning K-12 learning platform to support all New Hampshire learning environments with high quality instructional material.

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Delaware Ensures Every Student Has Digital Access to Curriculum and Choice Reading Titles

eSchool News

The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) announced an agreement with OverDrive Education to provide access to online books to every K-12 student in the state. Newsline app books choice Curriculum delaware Department of Education digital digital access digital books eBooks

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EdTech Company ChalkTalk Earns Funding to Help Shape The Future of Teaching

eSchool News

Florida Funders Invests In ChalkTalk, Personalized Learning Program for Real-Time Instruction, Designed to Shape The Future of Teaching & Training. Easy to use and access. ChalkTalk is currently powering ELA & math instruction in districts across the nation.

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The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education.

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For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

edWeb.net

Refocusing classrooms around up-and-coming digital materials requires more than just adding a new tech-based product or two as many processes for reviewing and purchasing instructional materials are still built around print textbooks. Now, though, some states are going back to the beginning and rethinking how they review instructional materials and allocate funds to ensure that they are focused on the realities of the 21st century classroom.

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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. Recently, SETDA released State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity, Access and Student Success , which looks at the current state of broadband access and how states are supporting teachers and students. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

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Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible

Edsurge

These tools and the content created with them must be accessible to all learners, including those who are hard of hearing and have vision impairments. While multimodal learning environments support the needs of more learners, they require special attention to ensure they are accessible to students who are hard of hearing and/or visually impaired. Educators agree that all students deserve access to all instructional materials.

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In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. The only way I know that this can be changed is when there’s access to higher education.”. It impedes access to institutions they might be qualified for, because it’s not being accepted.”. How is it going to be accessible? Kids like me won’t even be able to access the University of Puerto Rico.”.

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Vernier Software & Technology Launches E-Book to Support Hands-On Science Learning for Middle School Students

eSchool News

Our partnership with OpenSciEd gives middle school teachers access to free, standards-aligned, technology-integrated instructional materials to support this work.

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COVID-19 Education Innovations Solution Spotlights in California, Pennsylvania and Louisiana

ExcelinEd

To address inequities in student access to computers, technology tools and connectivity, companies, business leaders and philanthropists in California are providing internet access and C hromebooks to hundreds of thousands of households across the state. Pennsylvania Awards Equity Grants to Overcome Gaps in Access to Instructional Materials . N ot all students have access to the equipment or materials that enables them to learn remotely.

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Savvas Announces its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 Earns Highest Rating from EdReports

eSchool News

Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation learning solutions leader for K-12 education, is proud to announce that its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 received the highest rating from EdReports.org. ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY.

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Savvas Delivers New Summer Solutions for Math and Literacy to Move Learning Forward

eSchool News

PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY — March 16, 2022 — Savvas Learning Company , a K-12 next-generation learning solutions leader, launched today several new summer learning solutions to support school districts in addressing unfinished learning in math and literacy. ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY.

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Curriculum Associates Selects 35 Standout Teachers for Its 2022 Class of Extraordinary Educators

eSchool News

Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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Arizona Department of Education Names i-Ready® Assessment an Approved Universal Literacy and Dyslexia Screener

eSchool News

This dyslexia screening process is part of Arizona’s Move on When Reading policy, which is designed to provide students with evidence-based, effective reading instruction in order to position them for success as they progress through school, college, and career. “As NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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Latest Research from Curriculum Associates Highlights Importance of Grade-Level Readiness for Student Growth

eSchool News

We believe this insight should be a call to other researchers who have access to student-level data to look at similar factors,” said Huff. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,March

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Georgia Principal Wins Curriculum Associates’ 2022 Inspire Award

eSchool News

During a time in which educators are trying their best to do what is exceptional for our children, we have an organization and program that supports not only our students in instruction, but also our teachers in professional learning.”. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

The program was flexible enough to enable us to provide continuity of instruction to students remotely, targeting literacy gaps and even accelerating learning. Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, empowers educators through adaptive assessment and personalized instruction.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Assessment Named to the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Approved List of Dyslexia Screeners

eSchool News

By eliminating the need for multiple and redundant assessments, educators will have more time to deliver personalized instruction, and specialized supports as needed, to help all students succeed.”. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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West Ada School District Approves Seven-Year Adoption of i-Ready® Classroom Mathematics as Its Core Math Curriculum

eSchool News

July 13, 2022) — West Ada School District in Meridian, Idaho has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Classroom Mathematics as the primary math curriculum support material for Grades K–5 for the next seven years. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.

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Curriculum Associates Names 44 Teachers to the 2021 Class of Extraordinary Educators

eSchool News

Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools.

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Oregon Department of Education Names i-Ready® Assessment an Approved Universal Screening Tool for Risk Factors of Dyslexia

eSchool News

With the approval, schools across the state can now use the program’s Diagnostic and offline literacy assessment tasks to screen for risk factors of dyslexia and help provide data-driven instructional support to students in Grades K–1. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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Kiddom Expands Partnership with Kendall Hunt Publishing

eSchool News

As a Certified Partner of the nonprofit OpenSciEd since August 2021, Kendall Hunt will offer a customized version of OpenSciEd’s high-quality middle school science instructional materials in a dynamic format through Kiddom’s comprehensive digital curriculum platform.

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Indiana Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates a School Improvement Preferred Technical Assistance Partner

eSchool News

i-Ready makes the promise of differentiated instruction a practical reality for Grades K–12 teachers and students. It combines powerful assessments and rich insights with effective and engaging instruction in Reading and Mathematics to address students’ individual needs.

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Assessing at Home i-Ready Diagnostic Kit Helps Educators Administer Diagnostics

eSchool News

Teachers can access a checklist and calendar tool for planning key assessing at home activities. District and school leaders have access to similar resources, specific to their own roles. To access the kit, visit www.i-Ready.com/AssessAtHomeKit.

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Oklahoma State Department of Education Names i-Ready® a Reading Sufficiency Act K–3 State Approved Screening Instrument

eSchool News

With this approval, schools across the state can start using the award-winning Diagnostic in the 2022–2023 school year to screen students’ reading skills and receive actionable criterion-referenced and normative data to deliver impactful student instruction. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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Newsela Raises $100M to Challenge K-12 Textbook Publishers, Eyes Acquisitions

Edsurge

Complementing these materials on the instructional content platform are lesson plans and assessments aligned to state learning standards organized by subject and grade. The New York-based company has now raised more than $172 million in venture capital.

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How Much Longer Will Schools Have to Scrape Together Technology Funding?

Edsurge

have received billions of dollars in combined donations and gifts from private companies and individuals. Namely, many people think access to technology simply boils down to whether students have a working device and a reliable internet connection.

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Rhode Island Department of Ed Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® an Approved Interim Assessment

eSchool News

Now, local education agencies (LEAs) across the state will have access to the award-winning online program for students in Grades K–12 as well Curriculum Associates’ accompanying professional development to support educators as they work to improve student achievement in both reading and mathematics.

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

Doug Levin

Based on universal access to free and equal schools, the social contract for public education equates the attainment of a high school diploma with readiness for college, meaningful participation in the workforce, and the rights and responsibilities of adulthood. In my view, at least four such assurances are needed in a digital age: One, we must ensure every student has access to the digital tools they need to succeed in school.

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New Certification Rewards Education Products Backed by Research

Edsurge

And earlier this month, the nonprofit announced that 13 education companies had become the first to earn the distinction. Last fall, Digital Promise invited about 100 companies to participate in beta testing. Then the company did “a bit of retrofitting as the product developed.”

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Curriculum Associates Launches i-Ready Standards Mastery for Virginia to Provide Insight into Learning Loss

eSchool News

To provide just-in-time information on students’ mastery of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) and instructional recommendations to address specific learning loss, Curriculum Associates has created i-Ready Standards Mastery for Virginia.

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Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

Joffe’s database answered a pandemic-era demand: About a quarter of families and teachers want more online instructions and resources to help them use online learning tools, according to a recent NewSchools Venture Fund-Gallup poll.

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Curriculum Associates Updates i-Ready® with New Lessons and Assessments to Further Support Dual-Language Classrooms and Spanish-Speaking Students

eSchool News

There are also now more than 300 Spanish versions of many mathematics Personalized Instruction lessons for Grades K–6, which help ensure educators are able to deliver equitable learning experiences for all students. “ NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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Washington OSPI’s Dyslexia Advisory Council Recommends Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic as a Literacy Screening Tool

eSchool News

The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) Dyslexia Advisory Council recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic to its list of Recommended Literacy Screening Tools.

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How Library Closures Hurt Adult Learners as Kids Doubled Down on Digital Reading

Edsurge

Library closures hit patrons hard—especially those who relied on them as their main internet source and used them to access online educational resources. Teachers cite the challenges of remote instruction as a top reason for leaving their jobs during the pandemic.

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Why the Pandemic Forces Administrators to Rethink Attendance — and Interoperability

Edsurge

Seemingly overnight, educators, parents and edtech companies churned out crisis plans for remote instruction in hopes of carrying on, at the very least, until summer break. Redefining Student Attendance And showing up means being able to access and engage with learning material. “As

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Maximizing the Impact of Tutoring to Accelerate Learning Recovery

edWeb.net

Dr. Loeb cited a recent study by McKinsey & Company showing that due to the pandemic, students on average were four to five months behind where they should have been, and for Black and Hispanic students, the learning lag was even larger.

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