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How Data-Driven Plans Can Increase Teacher Effectiveness
How Data-Driven Plans Can Increase Teacher Effectiveness

The New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) is committed to using student performance data to inform instructional design. For educators, however, using assessment data to personalize instruction can often be a challenge. Yearly state-mandated assessments and universal screenings only give teachers and educational leaders a snapshot of a...

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Classroom to Cloud: 3 Factors to Consider When Transitioning to Remote Learning
Classroom to Cloud: 3 Factors to Consider When Transitioning to Remote Learning

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. In the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, organizations of all types are being forced to rapidly reevaluate and restructure the way they conduct business during a public health emergency. Like other business leaders, school administrators must think critically about how each decision...

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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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Moving Away from Standardized Professional Development for Teachers
Moving Away from Standardized Professional Development for Teachers

Professional development, or PD, is a mandatory aspect of teachers’ working lives—whether they find it useful or not. Building upon the idea that the often mixed reception to PD may be due to some aspects of standardized programs being less relevant than others, a recent post on the education industry...

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An Interview with Lexia user, Principal Felecia Evans
An Interview with Lexia user, Principal Felecia Evans

Felecia Evans is the principal at Lander Elementary School, a K–5 school of about 500 students located just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. We spoke with Felecia about her successful implementation of a school-wide literacy initiative with Lexia® Core5® Reading. She shared strategies on building leadership, student and teacher motivation, and...

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PISA Scores Mean Something, But What?
PISA Scores Mean Something, But What?

Released in December 2019, the scores from the PISA exam administered in 2018 do not appear to bode well for students in the United States. Before we delve into the latest findings, let’s define the PISA itself.

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