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Social and Emotional Learning: Principal Support is Vital

In late 2019, three education observers wrote an opinion piece for the online news outlet The 74 Million that began with a strong statement: “Our cultural, social, and political breakdown is fresh evidence that we need to do something different in the education and development of leaders.”

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Student Interview: Using Lexia® Core5® Reading at Home with Rachel

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students and teachers have made an unexpected transition to virtual schooling. For our youngest learners, making the shift from classroom teaching to online learning can be especially challenging. For perspective, we talked with Rachel from Maryland about her experience learning to use Lexia® Core5®...

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Students Need School, But How Can Schools Be Safely Reopened?
Students Need School, But How Can Schools Be Safely Reopened?

Schools across the United States have been shut down since March, with no obvious reopening date in sight as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life for citizens around the globe. In the U.S., millions of K-12 students and teachers have been forced to acclimate to distance learning via digital...

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7 Art Activities to Practice Reading Skills
7 Art Activities to Practice Reading Skills

The sudden shift to remote learning has been challenging for teachers, students, and parents alike. For students, it can be difficult to maintain the same level of focus at home as within the school walls, where each day is structured yet provides some variety. When the enriching experiences offered by...

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6 Reading Activities to Get Kids Moving
6 Reading Activities to Get Kids Moving

In this installment of Lexia’s series on activities for families during school closures, we invite you to take a deep breath, stretch, and get moving with us! With schools closed, students have been spending countless hours at home. Parents, this means you’ve had the added pressure of playing a primary...

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Social and Emotional Learning: 7 Ways to Partner With Families
Social and Emotional Learning: 7 Ways to Partner With Families

Although schools traditionally focus on academic skills, educators also play a significant role in students’ social and emotional development. After all, students are learning crucial interpersonal skills (e.g., self-management, relationship-building, and responsible decision-making) as they work on class projects and navigate peer relationships, and research bears out the importance of...

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Emergent bilingual students: Shifting to an asset model of instruction

Many researchers have determined that labeling immigrant students as English language learners establishes conditions for failure as they experience the inequity of our school system. For years, ELL students have been regarded as students who come with a deficit, or gaps, in their knowledge. The assumption is that these students...

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50/50: Uncertain Fates for Non-Teaching Personnel in Times of Recession
50/50: Uncertain Fates for Non-Teaching Personnel in Times of Recession

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the country's workforce is grappling with a new normal that has no clear end in sight. In the education sector, the massive and abrupt shift to remote learning received extensive media coverage as educators transitioned from in-person classroom instruction to teaching...

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