February 27, 2014

Catch kids before they fall

By Laurie Borkon, Vice President of Government Affairs I believe that education is the only way to social justice. That belief led me to an undergraduate degree in elementary education and a master’s in curriculum and instruction, with a reading […]
March 13, 2014

New approaches in supporting struggling readers

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer   In his work, Understanding Common Core State Standards, John Kendall cautions that under Common Core “it’s likely that [we] will have something new to learn and something to unlearn” […]
March 27, 2014

Amid the CCSS “shifts,” let’s not lose sight of independent reading practice

By Eric Stickney, Director of Educational Research   Earlier this month, our Chief Academic Officer Gene Kerns wrote about text complexity and the Common Core State Standards. His comments remind us that even with all the attention on the “shifts” demanded […]
May 8, 2014

What book should I read next?

By Heather Nagrocki, Senior Writer/Editor, Research   Upon turning the last page of a book, I often feel a sense of accomplishment-slash-relief at having arrived at the end of the book.  However, these feelings, coupled with a sense of nostalgia […]