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Where Are We Going Wrong? New NAEP Scores Show Decline in Reading Proficiency
Where Are We Going Wrong? New NAEP Scores Show Decline in Reading Proficiency

The National Assessment of Education Progress—also known as the Nation’s Report Card—has measured student performance across the United States for decades. Spearheaded by the National Center for Education Statistics, the assessment tests a representative sample of students from every U.S. state and jurisdiction in a variety of subjects, and NAEP...

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New Evidence-Based Resources Aim to Aid Districts in Edtech Decision-Making
New Evidence-Based Resources Aim to Aid Districts in Edtech Decision-Making

Educational technology is a fast-moving train, bringing new products, promises, and procedures to school districts and classrooms across the country. Indeed, investors poured more than $1 billion into edtech ventures in 2018 alone, per a recent EdSurge report. However, in a conversation with EdSurge's Tony Wan, investor Jason Palmer of...

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Putting the Science of Reading to Work
Putting the Science of Reading to Work

How do students learn to read? Although this deceptively simple question has inspired decades of research and yielded an array of science-backed instructional methods, many students are still not making the progress educators would like to see, with the most recent Nation’s Report Card indicating that fourth- and eighth-graders' average...

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Peer Mentoring: A Potentially Beneficial Inclusion Strategy
Peer Mentoring: A Potentially Beneficial Inclusion Strategy

Among the many strategies and intervention programs that exist in education today, peer mentoring can be overlooked in spite of its potential. Those not yet convinced of its value need look no further than a recent Minneapolis Star Tribune profile of Peer Insights, a suburban middle-school program that pairs students...

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Understanding the Nation’s Report Card: What the NAEP Is and Is Not
Understanding the Nation’s Report Card: What the NAEP Is and Is Not

When the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores were released in late October 2019, many pundits, journalists, and education observers swiftly deemed the data to be something of a disappointment. Indeed, one might say the collective sigh—of exasperation, not relief—could be heard from coast to coast, with USA...

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CTE and Literacy: An Excellent Match
CTE and Literacy: An Excellent Match

Dr. Patricia Hilliard of North Carolina State University made a noteworthy point in a 2016 piece she penned for the online education resource site Edutopia: “Increasing adolescent literacy rates is a complex challenge that needs to be addressed from multiple perspectives.” Indeed, her Edutopia piece focused on one such perspective:...

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Now Trending: Social Media as a Tool to Grow Professional Development
Now Trending: Social Media as a Tool to Grow Professional Development

Between the political commentary, the wedding and baby photos, and the latest memes, wading through the social mediasphere can feel quite daunting. But within the endless chatter lies a way for educators and administrators to glean valuable information from their peers, as noted in a recent Education Dive piece spotlighting...

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