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In the past three years, elementary schools have seen a dramatic rise in disruptive student behavior. This epidemic is taking up valuable instructional time and accelerating teacher burnout, as teachers report not getting the support they need from both school and district leaders.
While our brains are naturally set up to learn to speak, learning to read does not happen on its own. Early readers must develop certain parts of the brain and build connections between brain areas that were not connected before. Our infographic, created for the elementary classroom, presents a simplified depiction of how our brains…
Students may already know that choosing the right college can make all the difference for their future. But do they know what makes a college right for them? Our infographic, written for students, explains how to get on the road to college graduation by picking the school a student is most likely to graduate from. …
Why do so many young students struggle to read? There are many explanations, but one of them may be surprising because it is seemingly straightforward: A significant number of young readers need glasses but don’t receive proper vision care. The American Optometric Association estimates that one in four school-aged children in the United States has…
With so many competing priorities, it becomes easy for educators to intentionally or unintentionally cut recess to focus on academic instruction. However, research is clear on the developmental need for young children to play. Unstructured outdoor recess provides kids with an outlet to take a mental break from learning and to exercise and expend energy,…
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About this Series This series will distill lessons from districts that have successfully improved reading outcomes, even for the most vulnerable student populations. It will also provide practical strategies for leaders to build and sustain literacy expertise within your district.