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Building Reading Skills With Digital Literacy Tools

July 8, 2015 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

Teachers know that meeting students’ individual needs in a bustling classroom is a Sisyphean task. But the job may be getting easier, thanks to a variety of new digital literacy tools. Last year Debra Rook began using Newsela, a program that uses news articles about current events to build reading comprehension,…

Tools That Help Students Slow Down—and Strengthen Skills

July 8, 2015 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

What Randall Carswell likes most about an online instructional tool called Quill is that it forces his 8th grade English students to slow down. Having grown up in a digital world, he says, their tendency is to skim through reading assignments, paying little heed to grammatical structure and overlooking critical…

EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT: List of Resources

January 25, 2016 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) represents an unprecedented opportunity for policymakers and education leaders to translate recent research and learnings into equitable access to quality public education. To support state policymakers and education leaders, we’ve gathered a sample list of ESSA-related resources — overviews, infographics, transition timelines, and reports…

Teachers Know Best

Teachers Know Best

January 26, 2016 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

The connection between teachers and students is at the heart of learning. Our work focuses on ensuring that all teachers have the goals, skills and tools to form and strengthen that powerful bond with their students. The first step in doing that is asking teachers what works and what they…