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September 20, 2017

All students deserve a quality education

“All students, regardless of where they come from, deserve a quality education.” Hear about the role instructional materials play in helping to ensure equal education for all.

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September 19, 2017

Tips for School Leaders: Keeping Curriculum in the Conversation


It’s a new school year. Teachers, students, and parents are ready and excited by all the possibilities that lay ahead. As a school or district leader, you’re leading the charge and setting the tone for what the year can be.
 Learning First Alliance’s Anne O’Brien has a great list of tips on Edutopia right now for school leaders about how to amplify your voice and ensure you are strategic in leveraging tools to get out a consistent, powerful message about the priorities for the upcoming school year. Check out her tips, and as you do, we have one additional point for you to keep in mind: don’t forget to incorporate instructional materials into your annual communications plans.

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September 6, 2017

High-quality materials help support teachers' instruction

Memphis educator Adrianne Sublett reminds us how EdReports.org can support districts now and throughout the year. With only 18% of teachers strongly agreeing that their materials are aligned to the standards, count on us to provide comprehensive, trusted reviews of math and ELA instructional materials to better inform your decisions and ensure strong instruction in every classroom.

 

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September 6, 2017

From a Great First Day to a Great Year: Ensuring all Students Thrive with High Quality Materials

Guest Blogger Adrianne Sublett, Elementary Literacy Advisor, Memphis, TN

For me, just like on my first day of school, preparation starts with the instructional materials in the classroom. What our students are reading and what supports they’re using makes a difference in what and how they will learn. So from one educator to another, I want to share some advice with you, compiled over the past decade and a half, about what I’ll be doing to start my year off right.

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August 31, 2017

Breaking new ground: educator reviews of High School ELA materials

Guest Blogger Jodi Hufendick, High School English Teacher, Covington, WA

These reviews are about empowering schools and districts to make the best choices for their students and local communities. Knowing which materials truly align to college and career ready standards and where those gaps are is the first step in ensuring that the promise of High School English language arts can be fulfilled. And make no mistake about it – the promise of ELA extends well beyond any graduation date.

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August 16, 2017

When School’s Out, Summer Learning is In

Guest blog by Stephanie Stephens, Associate Director of Education, PACE Center for Girls, Inc. 

As educators, we know that summers are a time to relax, reflect, and plan for our next school year. We’re always looking for ways to develop as leaders and practitioners so that we can better serve the teachers and students we work with. Read more about Stephanie's experience at ILA this summer and how it's preparing her to face new challenges as another school year begins.

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