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November 16
2018
Closing Learning Gaps in Middle School is Crucial to High School Success
Middle school success is a key predictor of success in high school. The middle school years lay the foundation for success in high school, yet many students leave middle school underprepared for the rigors of high school work. This lack of readiness has a major impact on student success.

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11/16/2018

Middle school success is a key predictor of success in high school. The middle school years lay the foundation for success in high school, yet many students leave middle school underprepared for the rigors of high school work. This lack of readiness has a major impact on student success. The…

10/24/2018

Today’s districts are grappling with how to meet the needs of struggling students. The average student who starts below grade level has a one in four chance of catching up. This means a tremendous number of students are struggling in every school district nationwide. If struggling students face…

09/12/2018

Nearly three out of four classrooms include at least one English Language Learner and this subgroup represents the fastest growing student population in the United States. One of the biggest challenges for these students and the schools and teachers that support them is that instruction needs to…

08/21/2018

This is the ninth blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum.  Education Week recently blogged about a study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience tracking the content retention of 12 high school students during a…

07/25/2018

This is the eighth blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum.  When students are below or at risk of falling below grade level in one or more subject, it’s an immense challenge for teachers to meet their needs while continuing to…

07/13/2018

This the seventh blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum.  Daniel Kreisman and Kevin Stange, Vocational and Career Tech Education in American High Schools: The Value of Depth Over Breadth, recently conducted a study on vocational…

06/12/2018

This is the sixth blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum.  Ninth grade is the make-or-break year for high school students. Incoming ninth graders who are unprepared for high school coursework are more likely to drop out, and…

05/23/2018

This is the fifth blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum.  Mike Schmoker recently authored a column, Why I’m Against Innovation in Education, and he brings up some interesting points and shares a unique perspective on technology…

05/09/2018

This is the fourth blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum.  More than 36 languages are spoken at Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas, which has a large population of students who are from families granted refuge or asylum.…

04/11/2018

This is the third blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum.  As we mentioned in our first innovation blog, we don’t believe innovation is a “novelty” or simply one new product or idea. To us, innovation is a 20-year commitment to…