Why Many K-12 Schools and Districts are Failing in Mathematics and How We Can Make a Course Correction

Nationally, student K-12 math scores have been at an all-time low as measured by state accountability testing.  Much of this started ten to twelve years ago, when state standards were updated to become more rigorous.  Math was rightfully expanded to include not just basic numeracy (arithmetics) but also the application of mathematics in the

By |2022-09-01T23:51:42+00:00July 28th, 2022|Education Reform|0 Comments

Boost Social-Emotional Learning with Let’s Go Learn

Introduction The ultimate goal of our educational system is to provide students with equitable school experiences that integrate academics, positive behavior, and community collaboration. But just a quick look at the graphic below from 2019 NASBE survey findings illustrates the conundrum that all teachers face – too many priorities and too little time

By |2022-09-02T00:02:21+00:00June 3rd, 2022|Education Reform|0 Comments

What is differentiated instruction?

What is differentiated instruction? Differentiated instruction is a teaching strategy which uses different teaching methods for each student, depending on their needs and interests. It can be used with any subject. Differentiated instruction has been around for decades, but its effectiveness has proven elusive to quantify. The promise is sound, but like any

By |2022-09-02T00:16:18+00:00May 4th, 2022|Education Reform|0 Comments

Opinion: Florida Needs Paradigm Shift in State Testing

By Richard Capone, CEO/Co-Founder of Let’s Go Learn, Inc. Florida announced on March 15, 2022 that it is dropping FSA, its end-of-year state test, and replacing it with three shorter progress assessments to be given in the fall, winter, and spring of each year. It is the first state to recognize that high-stakes testing has indeed

By |2022-09-02T00:17:38+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Education Reform|0 Comments

Introduction to Education Technology and Education Reform

Introduction to Education Technology and Education Reform The impact of educational technology on education reform is still in play as the system clings to a paradigm ill-suited to the 21st century. Over 20 years ago, Trilling and Hood (1999) advised educators to “remember education in the U.S. is firmly lodged in a political

By |2022-09-21T20:18:06+00:00December 21st, 2021|Education Reform|0 Comments

Community Schools: Achieving Whole-School Equity

As US educators struggle with how to achieve equity for all students, full-service community schools continue to rise to the top of solutions that demonstrate evidence of breaking the barrier to achievement. The Coalition for Community Schools estimated in 2018 that there are more than 5,000 community schools. The impetus to grow the number

By |2022-09-02T00:28:57+00:00October 27th, 2021|Education Reform|0 Comments

No Child Left Behind Act: The 2001 Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Background: Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) To understand No Child Left Behind (NCLB), it’s necessary to quickly review its history as a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. ESEA was a significant part of President Johnson’s War on Poverty

By |2022-09-02T00:52:06+00:00October 25th, 2021|Education Reform|0 Comments

5 Easy Tips to Support & Retain New Teachers

44%+ teachers leave education within their first five years (Council of Exceptional Children [CEC], 2021). What can you do to make them want to stay? Here are 5 easy tips on how to support and retain your new teachers this school year. Tip 1: Welcome the innovation your new teachers bring. Yes,

By |2022-09-22T00:36:31+00:00October 5th, 2021|Education Reform|0 Comments

3 Keys to Successful Professional Development with Let’s Go Learn

By Christina Barragan and Onowa Bjella, M.Ed Determine how Let’s Go Learn fits into school and district initiatives Let’s Go Learn will support you with your district initiatives with real-time reports, granular data, and personalized learning. Your data will be stored year over year so that you can easily monitor progress towards

By |2022-09-02T01:00:45+00:00July 21st, 2021|Education Reform|0 Comments

Getting Staff Back to School

During the first week of February this year, new CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said there is growing evidence that schools can re-open safely. Not coincidently, her statement came at the same time COVID-19 vaccines were beginning to role out en masse. Some states, like Oregon, put educators in the top Phase of vaccine

By |2022-09-02T01:10:39+00:00March 16th, 2021|Education Reform|0 Comments
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