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6 Ways to Get Families Engaged in Reading Fluency Growth

Research shows that family engagement is vital to improving student outcomes, so here are six ways educators can strengthen the school-to-family connection by helping caregivers emphasize reading fluency — with actionable ideas for families to help their students develop stronger fluency skills at home.

Closegap Launches Insights Tool to Better Track Student Emotional, Physical, and Mental Health

Closegap, a nonprofit whose daily mental health check-in platform is used in over 2,000 K-12 schools across the United States, has rolled out premium add-on features for its free Closegap Essentials platform.

Google Invites Classroom Users to Join Beta for 'Practice Sets,' with Auto-Grading, Instant Student Feedback, and More

Google for Education today launched the beta sign-up for its new Practice Sets feature in Google Classroom, which gives students hints for solving problems and immediate feedback on their answers — and can turn teaching content into interactive assignments and automatically grade responses, Google said in a blog post.

Over Half of Students Surveyed See Coding Skills as Vital But Over a Third Lack Learning Access

A new survey by KX shows that over half of U.S. students ages 16–23 believe coding skills are as important as foreign language skills for future career prospects, yet more than a third say they lack educational access to coding programs.

The Re-Emergence of Competency-Based Education: What It Might Look Like and Why It’s Needed in Today’s Classrooms

The opportunities for students to demonstrate their skills and abilities by any means available during the pandemic shattered the one-size-fits-all model of bubble sheets, rote memorization, and timed exams. Already the backlash to No Child Left Behind had softened the terrain, but figuratively tearing down the classroom walls tossed many educators and students into the deep-end of these educational cousins which are soon to be the hallmarks of 21st century learning.

4 Steps to Improve Outcomes With an Online Literacy Platform for Young ESL Learners

A Bilingual Director of Curriculum in a district with hundreds of young students learning English during the pandemic shares how an online adaptive, blended learning literacy program made a world of difference in outcomes among second-graders transitioning to using English fully in their classes.

Why Student Data is Vital for Schools to Address Inequities in 2022 and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on equity disparities in K–12 education, with new attention on how factors such as internet access, home environments, and family dynamics can impact student success. As schools continue responding to pandemic disruptions, timely and comprehensive data in one spot remains critical to educators’ abilities to make informed decisions and create targeted interventions.

Savvas Learning Acquires Canadian Digital Math Provider Rubicon Publishing

Savvas Learning, a provider of digital learning solutions across all K-12 grade levels and subjects, announced today it has acquired Rubicon Publishing, the developer of Canada's most widely used all-digital math instruction.

Follett Rolls Out Enhancements to Destiny Resource Manager Platform

Follett School Solutions, one of the largest U.S. providers of educational materials and tech solutions for K–12 schools, this week unveiled new features and capabilities for its Destiny Resource Manager platform, the company said.

Carolina Biological Launching Certified OpenSciEd Middle School Units and CTE

Carolina Biological, a supplier of instructional materials for science classes, on Tuesday unveiled new “certified” print and digital versions of OpenSciEd science instructional units for grades 6–8, including complete lab kits and flexible purchase options for schools, the company said in a news release.

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