From digital citizenship to digital leadership in a South Carolina elementary school


I am currently a fifth grade teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington, South Carolina. Being in an elementary classroom, it is hard to help students understand how their digital habits affect themselves and others. Where we started .

To Combat the ‘COVID Slide,’ Tutoring Program Pairs Elementary Schoolers with College Students


The prolonged closures—and in her case, lack of any formal instruction—only exacerbated the problem. As a result, the first few weeks or even months of the new school year are spent reviewing material from the prior grade.


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

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We were using Core5 in just six of our elementary schools prior to the pandemic,” said Dr. Mary Ann Reilly, assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning. When COVID-19 hit and our schools transitioned to remote learning, we were able to quickly expand Core5 to all our elementary schools.

The Big Picture on the 2019-20 PreK-12 Market

According to Kathy Mickey, Senior Analyst of Simba Information, all of these could impact the instructional materials marker. In her recent presentation “ K-12 Instructional Materials: What’s New in 2019,” she previewed results from Simba’s Publishing for the PreK-12 Market, 2019-2020 , and talked about how digital is changing—and not changing—the landscape. Regarding the digital shift, ELA and literacy materials are still mainly print with digital supplements.

OPINION: Direct education grants can give families and children choices for getting extra help

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Idaho started a $50 million program so that eligible families can buy education-related items, from online instructional materials to tutoring services. Elementary to High School Opinion Solutions Coronavirus and Education Data and research teachers Testing

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains


BOSTON (March 12, 2018) – An analysis of more than 22,600 K–5 students within the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) network found that incorporating recommended use levels of the Lexia Reading Core5® program into instruction resulted in substantial growth in reading skills during the 2016/17 school year, over and above that achieved with non-Core5 instruction.

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.

PROOF POINTS: Fixing online credit recovery remains elusive

The Hechinger Report

Journalists discovered cheating scandals and evidence of low-quality instructional materials. And they need examples of how to combine in-person instruction with computer time.

Schooling has changed forever. Here’s what will stay when things go back to normal

The Hechinger Report

A student receives one-on-one reading instruction via Zoom from Kathy Goolsby, upper right, Vail School District special education case manager, as Jacquelyn Hannah, a student teacher, takes notes. There’s no going back.

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Battling pandemic reading woes through teacher support, training

The Hechinger Report

Matthews, a former tutoring aide who had just come to Rehobeth Elementary School, was used to working with students who needed some extra help with reading. Third-grade teacher Scotty Matthews works with a student at Rehobeth Elementary in Houston County, Alabama, on Monday, Oct.

Texas Ramps Up Distance Learning with ST Math

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offerings, these instructional materials are optional and aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)—the state standards for what grade-level knowledge and skills students should possess.

3 Tips for Easily Implementing Social-Emotional Learning – by John Gamba

ViewSonic Education

Experience tells us there are three key features that, taken together, contribute to successful SEL and whole-child outcomes in elementary and middle school. Sixty-three percent said the use of video helped increase the relevancy and quality of instructional materials.

Carolina Biological Announced South Carolina Adopted New Grades K to 12 Science Teaching Materials

eSchool News

16, 2021 – Carolina Biological announced that two of its elementary school science programs are among the rigorous list of new science materials just adopted by the South Carolina State Board of Education for the state’s K-12 science curriculum. COLUMBIA, SC, Dec.

Louisiana Department of Education Rates Lexia Reading Core5 as Highest Tier of Efficacy

eSchool News

To support local school districts’ decisions on purchasing instructional materials, the LDOE evaluates products on program design, instructional design, usability and support, and other criteria for high quality. A committee of Louisiana educators reviews the materials.

OPINION: It’s time. Let’s use different ways of teaching children to read

The Hechinger Report

Over the last several months, public discourse about learning to read and reading instruction has significantly increased. There is growing recognition that reading instruction must be done differently. There is growing recognition that reading instruction must be done differently.

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Plunging NAEP scores make clear the long and difficult road ahead to pandemic recovery

The Hechinger Report

Divided We Learn Elementary to High School Featured Stories From The Editors Desk Race and Equity Solutions Coronavirus and Education online learning Race Testing

TEA Announce Free Access To Supplemental Math Computer Program for Texas

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offerings, these instructional materials are optional and aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)—the state standards for what grade-level knowledge and skills students should possess.

Georgia Principal Wins Curriculum Associates’ 2022 Inspire Award

eSchool News

February 17, 2022— Curriculum Associates has named Jamilah Hud-Kirk, principal of Fountain Elementary in Clayton County Public Schools in Forest Park, GA, as the recipient of its 2022 Inspire Award. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

New Research from Curriculum Associates: Student Achievement Shows Concerns and Bright Spots in Recovery—More Students Are Behind in Phonics but Some Schools Are Exceeding Expectations

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Reading: Fewer early elementary students are on target for meeting grade-level expectations in phonics, and more students are below grade level than before the pandemic. Students in upper elementary and lower middle school grades showed the greatest persisting setbacks in 2022.

St. Lucie Public Schools Adopts Reading Horizons


Lucie Public Schools in Florida has purchased Reading Horizons , provider of literacy solutions, for all 26 of its elementary schools for this school year. The decision came after the Florida Senate passed a bill that requires instructional materials to incorporate evidence-based strategies, including a phonics-based approach to acquiring literacy skills. A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions ].

OPINION: Struggling readers need standards and structure based on the science of reading

The Hechinger Report

As students return to the classroom this fall — many for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that upended their access to quality, in-person learning — we have an opportunity to enact standards to ensure that teachers’ instruction methods are effective and backed by science.

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

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

Digital curriculum targets ELL learning gap

eSchool News

A new suite of digital instructional materials is designed to boost language acquisition and achievement for English Language Learners (ELL), which, with nearly five million students is among the largest and fastest growing demographic in U.S. Middlebury Interactive Languages launches new program for school districts; also available through partner Fuel Education.

Lexia Nationwide Report Finds 80% of Students Using Lexia Core5 Reading Did Not Experience Literacy Learning Loss During Remote and Hybrid Learning in the 2020-21 Academic Year

eSchool News

The study examines the literacy impact of elementary students using Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) in fully remote and hybrid instructional environments during the 2020-21 school year. BOSTON ( Sept.

OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources

The Hechinger Report

Students at Lovett Elementary, the Clinton, Miss. public school districts spend a combined $8 billion on instructional materials while trying to ensure that schools receive the maximum value for their money. Because there aren’t many alternatives, they did this despite concerns about the quality of materials. Teachers concur: in a recent survey by Education Week , just 18 percent of teachers strongly agreed that their materials are standards-aligned.

Illustrative Mathematics, Family Engagement Lab, and Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Collaborate to Support Family Engagement in Math

eSchool News

Illustrative Mathematics (IM) and Family Engagement Lab have partnered to bridge classroom curriculum and at-home learning in elementary school mathematics.

Detroit Public Schools Community District Adopts Curriculum Associates’ Magnetic Reading™ to Help Accelerate Learning and Build Students’ Critical Reading Skills

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As part of our continued partnership with the district, we look forward to supporting DPSCD teachers as they work to accelerate learning and drive reading outcomes for their elementary students.”. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

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

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The curated, easy-to-implement instructional materials, combined with state-of-the-art screener and diagnostic assessment tools, are designed to help move learning forward for all students.

Florida Department of Education Approves Lexia Learning for ELA Intervention Courses

eSchool News

BOSTON (June 8, 2021) – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that Florida’s Commissioner of Education has approved Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) as curriculum in elementary intervention courses. Michael Conley Elementary School, Tallahassee.

3 steps to implementing an ecosystem of phonics-based learning

eSchool News

Unless they develop foundational reading skills early, students will experience literacy deficits across all subjects, and phonics instruction embedded in comprehensive reading instruction is the most effective way to teach them how to read. To put these goals into action, we looked for a platform that would appeal to not only the students and educators, but also to the curriculum developers, instructional coaches, and school- and district-level administrators.

A Shopping List for Mathematics in the Digital Age

She has been a member of various consortiums such as Web Access Initiative (WAI), National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) and Open eBook Forum. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

Buoyed by examples of new and significant commitments to OER by companies large and small, governments of all levels, and schools, it is easy to see that the future of instructional materials over the next decade will look very different than it has over the last decade. I’ve been engaged in thinking deeply about the promise and opportunity afforded the U.S.

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Twig Education Launches Twig Science Next Gen for Middle School

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October 28, 2021 — Twig Education , creators of the leading elementary level science program Twig Science, today announced the launch of Twig Science Next Gen for grades 6–8. (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Why Santa Fe Broke the K-12 Model and Chose a Different Curriculum for the Middle Grades


And they found MidSchoolMath —much to the delight of Erica Wheeler, Lead Instructional Materials Coordinator for Santa Fe Public Schools. We thought about elementary, middle and high school. How much building material do I need?” “I

Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

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There are Flexbooks for middle school and even some for Elementary Math. More Instructional Materials-In additional to all this there are flashcards, lesson plans, assessments and other materials that can truly make your digital learning a complete experience. You can create your materials and share them instantly to your Google Classroom classes. And check out the Blog there to see how other districts and classrooms are reaping the rewards of CK12 materials.

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#AskExcelinEd: Amid COVID-19, how can states prepare exiting 3rd graders to ‘read to learn’ in 4th grade?


Meanwhile, North Carolina elementary and middle school students will not receive traditional grades at all. Those students are relying on learning-at-home packets that cover, at most, material which has already been taught and serve as an attempt to curtail significant learning loss.

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom


While the physical structure of a classroom with students sitting at desks in rows may look familiar to most, the explosion of Internet-accessible, mobile devices in the hands of those students has definitely changed the way students interact with each other, with their teachers, with the greater education community, and with instructional materials. 78% of elementary school students, 69% of middle school students, and 49% of high schoolers now use a tablet in their school life.

Teachers in Common-Core States Have Big Say in Choosing Resources, Report Suggests

Marketplace K-12

More than 90 percent of math educators surveyed on the report, for instance, said they either selected or developed their own materials. And many teachers at the elementary level said they used those self-selected or developed materials frequently–at least once a week. See the full survey results about the materials that math teachers choose, below. The report also found differences in how teachers at different grade levels use instructional resources.

Council of the Great City Schools Names Congressman Bobby Scott as the Recipient of the Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice

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billion under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, the single largest federal investment in K–12 education in American history. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2022— The Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) recently announced that Rep. Robert C.

How Districts Can Develop a Comprehensive Plan for Remote Learning Come Fall


Hoping to improve our standing, researchers have been calling for a new approach to education for nearly a decade—one that combines in-person and virtual instruction. Students will attend school in a blended model with two days of face-to-face instruction and three days online.