How a Focus on Writing Across the Curriculum Can Help Boost Writing Skills
How a Focus on Writing Across the Curriculum Can Help Boost Writing Skills

In an article in the February 2017 issue of the Educational Leadership journal, California teacher and author Kelly Gallagher made a straightforward declaration: “Wide swaths of students are not developing their writing skills.” Gallagher, who works with high school students, based this conclusion on workshop sessions he has held with...

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Educational Organizations That Are Preparing Lower-Income Students for College
Educational Organizations That Prepare Lower-Income Students for College

According to the 2016 High School Benchmarks Report by the National Student Clearinghouse, which surveyed more than 5 million graduates, students from low-income families were far less likely to enroll in college immediately after graduation and complete a degree within four years compared to their peers from higher-income backgrounds. In...

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Get Loud! 5 Fun Activities to Encourage the Comprehension Connection
Get Loud to Encourage the Comprehension Connection

For many literacy educators, student engagement is measured by what we see, not what we hear. After all, students are primarily learning reading and writing skills, so if they are busy processing and analyzing the text, the classroom should be quiet—right? Not at all. In fact, encouraging student discussion can...

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