Reading & Literacy Advocates for Science-Based Reading Instruction Worry California Plan Sends the Wrong Message
California, which has a mixed history when it comes to evidence-based reading instruction, has a plan to use federal funds for literacy programs that some say are out of sync with the science.
English-Language Learners Study: Repeating 3rd Grade Could Help Struggling English-Learners
New research shows that requiring struggling English-learners to repeat 3rd grade could boost their academic trajectories, helping them learn English faster and take more advanced classes once they reach middle and high school.
Student Well-Being Can Buddy Reading With a Bot Help Struggling Students?
A new study in the journal Science Robotics suggests social robots can join the ranks of successful study buddies.
Reading & Literacy Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Struggling Readers?
Quiz Yourself: How are schools helping students who are reading below grade level and how can math and reading interventions go together?
Student Achievement Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Are Schools Helping Struggling Learners?
Quiz yourself about Response to Intervention and the Every Student Succeeds Act's impact on students with disabilities!
Reading & Literacy Opinion The Importance of Real Reading for Resistant Readers
Meaghan Hanrahan Dobson, an English teacher at an alternative high school, says schools do a disservice to struggling students by denying them opportunities for authentic reading experiences.
School & District Management District Goes to 4-Day Week to Help Struggling Students
A tiny district in West Texas is reportedly going to become the first school system in the state to offer students a four-day-week option.
Student Achievement Texas School District Plans Four-Day Week Option to Help Struggling Students
A small, rural school district in West Texas has adopted a four-day school week option for next year in the hopes that struggling students will attend on the optional fifth day for tutoring.
Professional Development Q&A Author: To Reach Struggling Students, Schools Need to Be More 'Trauma-Sensitive'
In her new book, school consultant and former teacher Susan E. Craig argues that teachers need to have a deeper understanding of the effects of trauma and adverse circumstances on learning and what they can do help struggling students regain their academic ability.
Special Education Opinion Don't Wait: Six Simple Ways to Support Your Struggling Learners Tomorrow
"These modifications all embrace the principles of UDL (Universal Design for Learning) which caution against teaching to the imaginary average student. The truth is, our classrooms are full of students who are difficult to categorize because they present quirky profiles."
International What We Know About Struggling Math Students, According to PISA Results
The latest data-heavy report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is turning up some interesting and sometimes counterintuitive details on just who is likely to struggle the most on international benchmarking tests in mathematics.