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August 16, 2017

Reading and growing their way to top honors as Mississippi’s #1 elementary school

Davis IB Elementary School in Jackson, Mississippi has recently been ranked as Mississippi’s top elementary school.1 For five years and counting, the school has achieved an A grade in the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) accountability ratings. The state superintendent […]
August 11, 2017

Reading culture ignites at Wisconsin middle school

At the year-end awards day last spring, Mineral Point Middle School students who reached their Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® goals formed an impressive line of nearly 100 that stretched the length of the gym. Students from all achievement levels came […]
August 9, 2017

Personalized learning adds up to five grades of growth + National Math Club gold

At the beginning of the school year, skeptical parents worried that their own math deficiencies might foreshadow similar difficulties for their children just entering sixth grade. Those fears turned out to be wildly unfounded. By the end of the year, […]
July 19, 2017

Boundless creativity and highest expectations: how a Nebraska district inspires reading-driven achievement

Not everyone would see the educational potential in a few rolls of duct tape, marked-down boxes of marshmallow chicks, handmade traps for leprechauns, and boisterous rock concerts. Nor does every school district expect to achieve a 100 percent college acceptance […]
July 11, 2017

Pennsylvania district standardizes assessment, predicts state test results within 3–5 percent

Tractors in the parking lot and state-of-the-art education technology in the classroom form the perfect embodiment of this school’s mission to deliver “world-class education with a rural advantage.” Located in the small city of Saint Marys in northwestern Pennsylvania, Saint […]
June 15, 2017

Blazing a new Oregon Trail: first graders read 7,000+ books

They just didn’t want to read. Rewards and incentives that usually worked for first graders held no sway. But between the start of the school year in September and the close of their reading program in late May, a tiny […]