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CERA Conference and Common Core in Reflection

After attending the CERA (California Educational Research Association) conference, which focused on the Common Core, this past Thursday and Friday, I noticed a significant shift from 6 months ago in educators’ perspectives. The Common Core standards adoption is disrupting districts' current instructional models, and any disruption gives us the opportunity to seize the moment and make improvements.
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Retention can spell failure: Use Let’s Go Learn to support early intervention and literacy

Should 3rd grade students who don't score at grade level on high stakes tests be retained or promoted? Research shows that while retention may have a positive, short term effect, it may also lead to dropping out of school, impede progress in later grades, and contribute to an ongoing cycle of poor academic performance. Promoting students and using Let's Go Learn's online diagnostic reading assessments with intensive intervention provides an effective and research-based solution to the literacy challenges that struggling students face.
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Motivating High School Students to Learn:  A Hopeless Attempt?

High school is full of distractions. The average high school student is involved in something other than school, whether it is sports, clubs, the work force, or numerous social activities. But even with all of these distractions, high school students are still interested in learning.
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The Problem with Sorting:  Putting ELL Kids into Low-level Programming

Hispanics have recently surpassed African Americans as the largest minority group in the United States. Immigration has accelerated, and larger numbers of children in U.S. schools come from homes where English is not the primary language. Students referred to as English Language Learners (ELL students) are the fastest growing segment of the student population.
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