Online literacy programs are made more engaging by interactive activities and can personalize learning by tailoring reading assignments to students’ interests. Here are some programs to help struggling readers reach grade level.
Nancy Bennett, a former entertainment executive and television producer and director, has founded the Two Bit Circus, a think tank that will never be confused with the Brookings Institution, but whose latest project may be just as relevant. The project, STEAM Carnival, is a reinvention of a traveling amusement show, aimed at sparking an interest in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math—or STEAM—among children.
STEAM includes the arts as a vital part of each student’s education. If we want to engage more students, we need to spark their interests and their passions. The arts are a great way to accomplish this.
Staff Development for Educators (SDE) have developed a seminar based around the framework of mini-lessons to aid teachers with Common Core reading standards and systematically develop students' knowledge through reading.
Financial ed in schools is seen as one way to bring down over time the number of young people entering adulthood saddled with debt. But first we have to bring up the numbers of states and schools that offer or require such coursework.
Social media was abuzz over the revelation that John Huppenthal, the state’s superintendent of public instruction, made an automated call to families promoting a program that uses taxpayer dollars to send kids to private school.