language arts

Mississippi district addresses new writing expectations and sees improvement in both writing skills and instruction

Gulfport School District pilots Ready® Writing to address its ELA goal of increasing writing skills

Illinois district selects new K5 ELA curriculum

Champaign Community Unit School District #4 chooses Reading Wonders after rigorous two-year research effort

Lingle Online

Made for English-language learners, Lingle can analyze any online news article to help incorporate current events into a lesson. It automatically classifies how difficult a news article is, and identifies grammar patterns, and vocabulary usage. Lingle builds glossaries and creates language exercises for each student. Teachers can use Lingle to build complete lesson plans using real news articles.

Rosetta Stone

This program uses interactive technology to immerse users in a new language. Using sounds, images, and text, Rosetta Stone systematically builds words into sentences and sentences into conversations. Learners learn how to speak, read, write, and listen in their new language. Rosetta Stone courses take about 40-50 hours to complete.

Diving into Dual-Language

The Costs of Common Core

As school leaders across the nation prepare to implement the Common Core Standards in 2014, a new report proposes three options—with three costs—to use.

E-rate Goes Mobile

The FCC launches pilot program, "Learning On-the-Go"

A rigorous curriculum promotes higher-order thinking skills in students

SpringBoard®, from the College Board, gives students in a Florida district a leg up on college readiness

A school makes the grade, one student at a time

The ePath program from Peoples Education lets at-risk students prepare for assessments at their own pace

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