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July 9, 2021

Finding the right instructional resources this school year

By Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Unless you’ve lived through the highly scheduled and regimented days of teaching, you cannot understand how nonstop the work is. It’s like walking on a treadmill with no “Stop” button. […]
June 4, 2021

Using Accelerated Reader in high school

By Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer In 1996, I was teaching high school in Milford, Delaware—a state that was home to a massive credit card bank called MBNA. The bank created the MBNA Excellence in Education […]
April 23, 2021

Why the COVID-19 recovery is a marathon, not a sprint

By Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer If we’ve learned anything about surviving a pandemic, it’s that the process has more in common with a marathon than a sprint. Nothing about this was going to be over […]
April 16, 2021

Why reluctant readers need authors they can trust

By Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer With the recent passing of Beverly Cleary, we lost a giant in children’s literature. She is among a small, select group of authors whom massive numbers of children just seem […]