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September 11, 2018

Delaware students devour 139,486 digital titles

Sunscreen, beach towels, and a boatload of books. In the summer of 2016, K–5 students from the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Wilmington, Delaware, used their mobile devices to access thousands of books with myON®, by Renaissance®. The following […]
September 10, 2018

A literacy growth solution helps drive 100% literacy and A-grade rankings in two states

While demographics matter, they don’t always predict a school’s performance. For example, take one school that serves a community where the median income approaches $90,0001, creating a strong tax base that bolsters education. The other school, just a few hundred […]
July 25, 2018

Texas district’s dedication to reading spawns community-wide reading initiative

Literacy is an inclusive, community imperative that extends well beyond the schools and campuses of Mission Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD), located in western Hidalgo County, Texas, just across the Rio Grande River from Mexico. MCISD serves close to 16,000 […]
May 31, 2018

Atlanta students slam-dunk rivals with 3,000+ hours of reading

It has all the makings of a classic hoops tale—bracket predictions, fierce competition, and a trash-talking title run from a Cinderella team. But in this tale, the basketballs are books and the hoopsters are a team of pumped-up students at […]
May 24, 2018

Alabama SAIL program yields learning gains of 4 months

The summer slide isn’t just the bane of fall-semester teachers. Studies suggest that for disadvantaged students, summer learning loss can be the primary contributor to a reading achievement gap that leaves students three years behind by the end of ninth […]
May 23, 2018

Louisiana Principal of the Year finalist takes K–5 achievement to new heights

Sandra (Sandi) Jones is the principal of Mangham Elementary School, a small pre-K–5 school in northeastern Louisiana. Jones was recently named Richland Parish Principal of the Year and a 2018 Louisiana Principal of the Year finalist, one of just nine […]
April 27, 2018

Assessment + instruction + practice = Closing gaps with districtwide K–8 data integration

For many New England schools, April assessments are about as welcome as a late-season nor’easter. But in Haverhill, Massachusetts, this year’s standardized tests present a unique opportunity for schools to showcase hard-earned academic gains. Dr. Erin Hagerty is the testing […]
March 28, 2018

Marine with a mission: Saint Peter’s 9-year journey to National Blue Ribbon achievement

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Education presented its coveted National Blue Ribbon School award to just 50 private schools. Saint Peter’s Catholic School in Waldorf, Maryland, was one of them. Lieutenant Colonel John R. (J.R.) West began his career […]
March 15, 2018

Show-me results: Missouri HS reading program yields fast, double-digit proficiency gains

Skeptics might reasonably argue that fixing a school’s chronically poor reading scores takes years, not months. But at Northwest High School in Hughesville, Missouri, a determined community of educators, students, and parents implemented a reading assessment and intensive intervention program […]