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  • 3 Schools That Found Success with Credit Recovery Virtual Programs

    3 Schools That Found Success with Credit Recovery Virtual Programs

    Sometimes, students just need one adult willing to listen to their struggles and concerns—just one knowledgeable teacher willing to offer alternative options that students may not have known were...

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  • [Contest Announcement] Study Island 2020 Spring Questions Contest

    [Contest Announcement] Study Island 2020 Spring Questions Contest

    Now that you’ve settled into the spring semester, it’s a great time to evaluate standards mastery and to make sure that your students are practicing their skills in Study Island so that they’ll be...

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] Tucked-in Tuesday on Facebook Live

    [Weekly Inspiration] Tucked-in Tuesday on Facebook Live

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  • [Teacher Tips] 5 Dos for Becoming Friends with Social Media in the Classroom

    [Teacher Tips] 5 Dos for Becoming Friends with Social Media in the Classroom

    Using social media in the classroom can be a valuable learning tool, and the practice can open the door for a deeper level of classroom engagement and parent involvement if implemented...

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  • 4 Classic Board Games That Are Perfect for the Classroom

    4 Classic Board Games That Are Perfect for the Classroom

    It’s likely that there are a couple of old board games sitting unused somewhere in your home. Why not bring them to the classroom to spice up your teaching strategies in this new year? Research...

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  • The U.S vs. the World: The Smartest Kids in the World Evaluates Education Around the Globe

    The U.S vs. the World: The Smartest Kids in the World Evaluates Education Around the Globe

    The United States of America has long compared its students to top-performing children of other nations, but how do the world’s education superpowers look through the eyes of a United States high...

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  • [Free Resources] Celebrate Chinese New Year with Edmentum!

    [Free Resources] Celebrate Chinese New Year with Edmentum!

    Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is a big holiday in China. Every year, people from all over the world come to China to take part in the traditional celebrations and customs...

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  • [Free Resources] Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Edmentum

    [Free Resources] Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Edmentum

    It's been more than 50 years since Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” but thanks to modern technology, it’s easier than ever to bring history to life in your classroom. Take a look at some...

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] This Teacher Has Hatched Chicks With Her Students For 33 Years

    [Weekly Inspiration] This Teacher Has Hatched Chicks With Her Students For 33 Years

    For the STEM students at Stonehurst Avenue Elementary Stem Magnet in Sun Valley, CA, spring is a very special time of year. For the last 33 years, teacher Cynthia Christopher runs a very special...

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  • How Restorative Grading Practices Are Taking Credit Recovery to the Next Level

    How Restorative Grading Practices Are Taking Credit Recovery to the Next Level

    Without a doubt, credit recovery programs are a powerful option leveraged by schools and districts across the country to keep students on track toward graduation. This approach also rings true for...

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  • [Talking Ed] 6 Things to Consider When Partnering with a Virtual School

    [Talking Ed] 6 Things to Consider When Partnering with a Virtual School

    In this brand-new episode of our Talking Ed series, Edmentum’s Kate Weber, product manager, will discuss the six things a school should consider when choosing a virtual school partner.

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  • A Path to Growth: From Below Average to Average in One Year

    A Path to Growth: From Below Average to Average in One Year

    McDonald Elementary School in Georgetown County School District of South Carolina began the 2018–19 school poised for change and motivated to shed its Below Average school rating. By launching a...

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  • How to Structure Your TRIO Program for Student Growth and Academic Success

    How to Structure Your TRIO Program for Student Growth and Academic Success

    Edmentum has been partnering with Federal TRIO Programs for years, and we’ve seen how educators and administrators have used our solutions successfully to structure their programs. Our...

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] 4 Viral Education Moments You Won’t Want to Miss

    [Weekly Inspiration] 4 Viral Education Moments You Won’t Want to Miss

    As winter break comes to an end and you start looking forward to 2020, take a look back at the incredible and inspiring moments in education that went viral in 2019 and warmed the hearts of...

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  • [Weekly EdNews Round Up] K-12 Trends to Watch in 2020 

    [Weekly EdNews Round Up] K-12 Trends to Watch in 2020 

    No one knows better than educators about the importance of staying up-to-date. For the past year, In Edmentum’s Weekly News Round Up has brought you the latest and most interesting education news,...

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  • [Teacher Tips] Educators Share Exact Path Engagement Best Practices

    [Teacher Tips] Educators Share Exact Path Engagement Best Practices

    In our recent Exact Path Skills Challenge, we encouraged students from schools across the nation to master as many skills as they could in five weeks. All in all, students mastered hundreds of...

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  • [Assessment Literacy Video Series] Measuring Growth

    [Assessment Literacy Video Series] Measuring Growth

    Our assessment literacy video series aims to demystify, unpack, and connect assessment concepts and principles to help you make more sense out of your assessment data. Maybe you’re just learning...

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  • [Classroom Management] 6 Classroom Strategies You Can Implement Today to Motivate Students

    [Classroom Management] 6 Classroom Strategies You Can Implement Today to Motivate Students

    For a quick boost in motivation or to influence your students to complete a particular task, check out these six strategies from the neuromarketing and persuasion best practices.

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  • Why Do We Need Alternative Education? Prioritizing Student Needs and Personal Relationships to Lay the Foundation for Academic Progress

    Why Do We Need Alternative Education? Prioritizing Student Needs and Personal Relationships to Lay the Foundation for Academic Progress

    When I graduated from college in 1989 and hired for my first teaching job, I thought I knew everything there was to know about lesson planning, quality instruction, and classroom management. My...

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] This Stern Calculus Teacher Has a Soft Secret

    [Weekly Inspiration] This Stern Calculus Teacher Has a Soft Secret

    For his students, Jim O’Connor has always been a stern-but-capable, respected-but-feared high-school math teacher. Nearly all of them like him, but they also might say that he’s a bit of a drudge....

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