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  • How a Texas High School Took a Holistic Approach to Boost Student Achievement

    How a Texas High School Took a Holistic Approach to Boost Student Achievement

    There is no silver bullet for improving student achievement; instead, progress often comes through focused initiatives that impact a variety of aspects of a school’s or district’s educational...

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  • Beyond the Classroom: Building Lifelong Relationships with Students

    Beyond the Classroom: Building Lifelong Relationships with Students

    Why in the world do these former students, now adults, still want to talk to me? Let’s take a look into what my former students had to say.

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  • [Feature Focus] Study Island Teacher Toolkit

    [Feature Focus] Study Island Teacher Toolkit

    As a teacher, don’t you love when you have resources at your fingertips to make preparing for class easier? The Study Island Teacher Toolkit gives you just that! Housed in the toolkit are...

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  • Exact Path Back-to-School Planning Guide

    Exact Path Back-to-School Planning Guide

    Whether you’re kickstarting a new implementation or reigniting an existing program for the new school year, we want to make sure that you have what you need to get off on the right foot. We’ve...

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  • [Feature Focus] Study Island Test Builder

    [Feature Focus] Study Island Test Builder

    We've launched even more updates to Study Island's popular Built Tests feature to support customized classroom assessment!

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  • Summer 2019 Exact Path Enhancements Are Here! 

    Summer 2019 Exact Path Enhancements Are Here! 

    I’m pleased to share all of the exciting enhancements designed to support personalized instruction and targeted intervention for K–12 students that are going to be available for the 2019–20 school...

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  • Study Island Group Session Feature Focus

    Study Island Group Session Feature Focus

    By leveraging technology you already have in your classroom, Group Sessions give teachers the ability to conduct simple, measurable, and easy-to-use whole whole-class activities while they gather...

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] Using the Power of Art to Teach Social-Emotional Skills

    [Weekly Inspiration] Using the Power of Art to Teach Social-Emotional Skills

    As the topic of social-emotional learning becomes more and more prominent around the world, educators are looking for inventive new ways to teach these skills in their classrooms. Two Chicago...

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  • [EdNews] School Lunch Round Up

    [EdNews] School Lunch Round Up

    In the 2017-18 school year, about 200,000 more students qualified for free summer lunches compared to the prior year, but only 14% of total eligible students actually received them. Read more...

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  • 7 Kinds of Students who Can Benefit from Virtual Learning

    7 Kinds of Students who Can Benefit from Virtual Learning

    Educators know that every student is unique, with widely varying strengths, needs, and ambitions. Meeting each of those students where they are at is the goal, but making that the reality can be...

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  • [Feature Focus] Exact Path Assignments

    [Feature Focus] Exact Path Assignments

    For current Exact Path customers, we know you’re putting the power of our adaptive diagnostic assessment to work 2-4 times a year to automatically create high-quality learning paths that include...

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  • 4 Pieces of Advice for New Teachers

    4 Pieces of Advice for New Teachers

    Although the best methods of success are those which you come up with for yourself, some universal tips can help everyone’s first year of teaching go smoother.

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  • 12 Days of Summer Activities

    12 Days of Summer Activities

    While school has only been out for one month, it may feel like a century ago to you, as your kids bounce off the walls in your home, relishing in their summer freedoms. If you're like other...

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  • 5 Quick Tips for Maximum Efficiency for Your Summer School Program

    5 Quick Tips for Maximum Efficiency for Your Summer School Program

    Summer school teachers have to also be efficiency experts to get their students where they need to be when the first school bell rings. Here’s how to squeeze the most out of summer—and your students.

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  • 5 Tips for Administering the Fall Exact Path Diagnostic

    5 Tips for Administering the Fall Exact Path Diagnostic

    Taking a few minutes to set up the right testing environment and talking to your students about the diagnostic can increase the validity of results, leading to even more meaningful data to drive...

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] Venus Williams Visits Her Favorite Teacher

    [Weekly Inspiration] Venus Williams Visits Her Favorite Teacher

    Have you ever thought about visiting one of your old teachers? Maybe there’s one that inspired you to be where you are today, or helped you get through a hard time. We all can think of at least...

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  • [Weekly EdNews Round Up] How ICE Impacts Schools

    [Weekly EdNews Round Up] How ICE Impacts Schools

    More than 300,000 Hispanic students have been displaced from K-12 schools in communities where local police have forged partnerships with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to better...

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  • 5 Brain-Based Learning Strategies to Boost Learning, Retention, and Focus

    5 Brain-Based Learning Strategies to Boost Learning, Retention, and Focus

    Brain-based learning refers to teaching methods, lesson designs, and school programs that are based on the latest scientific research about how the brain learns, including factors such as...

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  • The ‘Triple Threat’ Spurring 90% Reading Growth in New Jersey’s Pinelands Regional School District

    The ‘Triple Threat’ Spurring 90% Reading Growth in New Jersey’s Pinelands Regional School District

    No single technology program is the be-all and end-all in any school or classroom. Each one has different goals and a unique “digital ecosystem” to work within. The role of technology—and a strong...

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  • [Weekly Inspiration] Use Restorative Practices to Build Community in the Classroom

    [Weekly Inspiration] Use Restorative Practices to Build Community in the Classroom

    The National Education Association (NEA) recently profiled a couple of special schools in Colorado that have worked to find a new way to resolve conflict among their students.

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