Reading Intervention Updates Big for Digital and Common Core
Passport Reading Journeys, a literacy intervention for middle and high schoolers, is getting an overhaul in order to focus more on digital capabilities and states’ beefed up ELA standards.
Common Core Brand Finally Recognized; Six in 10 Don't Like It
Although the Common Core State Standards have become a true "brand" recognized by 81 percent of Americans (way up from just 38 percent last year), most people don't favor the idea of teachers using them to guide what's taught. In fact, six out of 10 oppose the idea of teachers using the standards, which are currently being adopted by 44 states and the District of Columbia.
Ohio School District Achieves 90-Percent Parent Participation in Online Registration
In its second year with an InfoSnap cloud-based registration system, Fairview Park City Schools have reduced their paperwork load and started the school year better prepared to help students.
MIT Offers STEM Summer Institute for Middle School Students
Students entering grades 6-9 in the Boston, Cambridge and Lawrence, MA area recently had an opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and math concepts as part of a STEM Summer Institute offered by MIT's Office of Engineering Outreach Programs.