Lexile® Measures: A Parent’s Guide
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Lexile® Measures: A Parent’s Guide

Lexile® reading levels are an important tool for many teachers. In fact, MetaMetrics—the company behind the Lexile Framework for Reading—states on its website that “over 35 million U.S. students from all 50 states” are given a Lexile measure (or "score") each year, which they receive after taking a Lexile-linked reading...

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The Many Benefits of Using a Strengths-Based Approach with English Learners
Monday, August 26, 2019
The Many Benefits of Using a Strengths-Based Approach with English Learners

Rochester, Minnesota-based teacher Laura Lenz works with English Learners (ELs) at a center for students who are immigrants and refugees. In a blog post on the website Cult of Pedagogy, Lenz posited the following: Imagine a school where we focused on the strengths of English language learners. What if these...

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Rural Education: Resources Can Make the Difference
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Rural Education: Resources Can Make the Difference

The mention of rural America may conjure up nostalgic images of wide-open land, quiet farms, and charming—or desolate—small towns that time has forgotten. Among the millions of children who grow up in non-metro areas, many face a variety of challenges that include high rates of poverty and decreased access to...

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