Intervention

Slowing the COVID Slide: 6 Action Steps for Educators This Fall
Slowing the COVID Slide: 6 Action Steps for Educators This Fall

Unlike the summer break, federal holidays, and other scheduled interruptions in instruction, the shutdowns of spring 2020 were wholly unplanned. And while some school communities were able to quickly adapt to virtual learning, others experienced steep learning losses. This year, the fall semester must consider both the summer slide and...

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Gap-Closing Approaches to Consider
Gap-Closing Approaches to Consider

Raising proficiency and graduation rates for all students regardless of their background or identity has long been a focus of education policy in the United States. As a result, teachers are tasked with closing opportunity and academic gaps—primarily between white students and their nonwhite peers—and improving outcomes for all. Although...

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How Literacy Can Improve Equity and Academic Excellence For All NYC Students
How Literacy Can Improve Equity and Academic Excellence For All NYC Students

The New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) is committed to providing every child in every New York City public school with a rigorous, inspiring, and nurturing learning experience regardless of family income, race, nationality, disability, language spoken at home, sexual orientation, or gender identification. Since 2015, the NYC...

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Ensuring Equitable Education in the Chicago Public Schools
Ensuring Equitable Education in the Chicago Public Schools

Equity is at the heart of the Chicago Public Schools’ 5 Year Vision of Success — as the third-largest school district in the United States, the Chicago Public School District is determined to ensure that all of their students are given the same opportunity to succeed. In fact, 93% of...

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Understanding the MTSS Problem-Solving Process: What You Need to Know
Understanding the MTSS Problem-Solving Process

The terms MTSS (Multi-Tier System of Supports) and RTI (Response to Intervention) are often used interchangeably among educators, but the truth is these two frameworks are NOT one in the same. MTSS is a set of evidence-based practices implemented across a system to meet the needs of all learners (Kansas...

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The 5 Ws of Digital Citizenship
The 5 W's of Digital Citizenship

There’s no denying that technology has shaped this generation of students. Growing up in the midst of the technological revolution, 21st-century students have been exposed to new devices and applications every year of their lives. New technology is being developed nearly as fast as educators themselves can learn to use...

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The Core Components of MTSS
The Core Components of MTSS

Education models are constantly in a state of development and change. Over the past few years, many well-known and supported models such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Response to Intervention (RTI), and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) have been effective in addressing many of the issues that students...

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5 Strategies for Engaging Reluctant Readers
5 Strategies for Engaging Reluctant Readers

A reluctant reader is, quite simply, any student who does not show an interest in reading. These students may actively resist reading, mask their dislike by clowning around or misbehaving when asked to read, become easily frustrated during reading, or need to be coaxed into picking up a book. Identifying...

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6 Ways to Help Students Struggling with Reading Close the Gap
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Students need to develop strong, fundamental reading skills in elementary school to set the groundwork for future success in all academic areas. That’s why it is essential to help struggling students close academic literacy gaps in the early years before they begin to tackle more complex materials. To help struggling...

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