6 steps for text-based writing from the Vermont Writing Collaborative

Jessica Warren  April 16th, 2014 

Last week, Diana Leddy and Joey Hawkins of the Vermont Writing Collaborative spent a day discussing text-based writing with Scholastic editors. They recommend a six-step...

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Go-to articles and resources on the summer slide

Tyler Reed  April 15th, 2014 

The International Reading Association (IRA) held a fantastic Twitter chat last week on the topic of stopping the summer slide.

Below is a list of go-to links and...

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How toddlers thrive: A conversation with Dr. Tovah P. Klein

Suzanne McCabe  April 14th, 2014 

As calls for universal preschool continue around the country, so do debates about its efficacy. Even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledges that the additional 21...

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5 things to know about the DOE's new Family and Community Engagement framework

Rande Bynum  April 11th, 2014 

We have all heard it: Engaging families can lead to positive effects on student success.  What has been missing is information on HOW to engage families, and with what...

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Learning by upgrading old knowledge

Mary Mitchell  April 11th, 2014 

Phil Daro, who served on the writing team for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, opened his NCSM session, Stepping Stones, with this quote:


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Pursuing clarity and understanding around the Common Core Standards for Math

Mary Mitchell  April 10th, 2014 

As educators and non-educators all work to understand the Common Core, the use of social media can play a significant role. In this BuzzFeed Community piece, Chris...

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Earth Day resources for teachers, parents and students

Alexandra Wladich  April 10th, 2014 

Scholastic is committed to educating children and ensuring a safe environment in which they learn. Just last year Scholastic surpassed its company-wide goal of...

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Falling out of the lead, a new report

Anne Sparkman  April 9th, 2014 

Continued proof that there is more work to be done when it comes to serving disadvantaged students has been brought to my attention in a new report, Falling out of the...

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Let’s clarify: Standards or curriculum?

Allison Wolfe  April 9th, 2014 

Whether you love the Common Core or hate the Common Core, recent debates about an unclear, frustrating math problem have led to confusion in more than just math.

Top chefs connect math to the culinary arts

Tyler Reed  April 9th, 2014 

Here's a SNEAK PEEK at the latest installment in our free Math@Work web series for students and families -- this one focused on the culinary arts.

You might have...

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Scaling growth mindset for the classroom

Hope Crocker  April 7th, 2014 

Holly Yettick's article discusses the growing body of research around the importance of perseverance in education. While significant research in this field has been done...

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Assessment: Making student interviews in math class doable

Mary Mitchell  April 7th, 2014 

While researching formative assessment ideas for my last post, Formative math assessment: Creating a balance, one thing that stood out from the list of...

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Taking a look at the research on Pre-K

Tyler Reed  April 4th, 2014 
The Hechinger Report:“Does Pre-K really help?”

The Hechinger Report has a roundup here of the research on the effectiveness of Pre-K. It's a good refresher as more cities and states carve out funding for early...

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Great principals really are important

Anne Sparkman  April 3rd, 2014 

Laura Devaney has a great article today about how effective principals reach all corners of education and how important it actually is to have strong leadership in schools...

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Coaches: Warm-up routines can cut ACL tears by half

Jessica Warren  April 3rd, 2014 

According to this article from last week's Science Times section, knee injuries are on the rise, with about 150,000 ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries per year.