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Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. However, these gaps were created before many students even took their first steps through the school doors. First, this work takes a deficit-based approach, where students lacking knowledge or skills can be viewed as less than capable than their higher-achieving peers.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. However, these gaps were created before many students even took their first steps through the school doors. First, this work takes a deficit-based approach, where students lacking knowledge or skills can be viewed as less than capable than their higher-achieving peers.

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The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction. Technology should definitely be included within a makerspace, but it is not required at a level you might assume. This initiative was spurred by the results from a BrightBytes survey all staff and students took previously. Students were involved from the get go in selecting what was needed for this space. Using these steps, the students got started.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction. Technology should definitely be included within a makerspace, but it is not required at a level you might assume. This initiative was spurred by the results from a BrightBytes survey all staff and students took previously. Students were involved from the get go in selecting what was needed for this space. Using these steps, the students got started.

Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

EdNews Daily

But it is often called “the hidden disability” because impacted students are often competent or even exceptional in areas other than reading. a student may not have been taught to decode). Students have to understand the functions of words, phrases, and clauses within sentences.

District says 24 credits and a D-minus average aren’t good enough

The Hechinger Report

The Windsor Locks High School freshman belongs to the first cohort of students going through middle and high school under a new system. The small Connecticut town, just south of the Massachusetts border, is in its fifth year under a system that asks students to master specific skills in every subject. But the commitment to helping all students achieve mastery has attracted new teachers. Already, the district’s standardized test scores have begun to reflect students’ growth.