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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, teams with Innovations for Learning

A suburb of Columbus, Ohio, is the next locale for Innovations for Learning. The Reynoldsburg City Schools announced it will employ Innovations’ programs for boosting reading instruction next fall in all six of its elementary schools, reaching 1,100 students in 46 kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. “The state of Ohio has clearly recognized…

Wednesday is Digital Learning Day

All around America, thousands of teachers and millions of students are getting ready for the third annual Digital Learning Day, staging local events and conducting special learning activities to advance innovation in education. In Juneau, Alaska, the state library will sponsor a discussion on producing podcasts. In Haude, Texas, elementary students will research the Winter Olympics […]…

Great gains for DC in reading, math

The Nation’s Report Card for 4th and 8th grades has been released, and the District of Columbia is at the top, or very near it, in  gains in math and reading compared with all other states and jurisdictions. As the Washington Informer reports: According to the latest bi-annual test scores involving about 400,000 fourth-grade and 350,000 […]…

In the news: Rich-poor vocabulary gap, fixing teacher ed, world’s best schools

Several outstanding stories about education appeared this week in the New York Times. On Monday, the paper reported that the language gap between small children from richer and poorer families is even wider than previously thought: The new research by Anne Fernald, a psychologist at Stanford University, which was published in Developmental Science this year, showed that at […]…

‘With technology, they’re right there with it’

  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – First-grade teacher Frances Curry had an iPod Touch in her fingers and a pair of headphones on her ears. She peered at the three-inch screen, her fingers tapping. Then she paused. And smiled. “The kid reads a word,” she said, “and then the program tells him to say the word. […]…

What vacation? These schools work to avoid the summer slack-off

Educators at a Chicago elementary school spent the summer redesigning their reading program for the first and second grades. They came up with the “CY-BEAR.” This fall, each student will receive a stuffed animal to read aloud to. Sounds goofy, but principal Shawn Jackson says it reduces the anxiety to read in front of others […]…

Hallmark, move over: A tutor says goodbye by greeting card

Some of the people who volunteered as tutors this year became pretty attached to the children they helped learn to read. Take Lisa Mach. An engineer for the Port of Seattle, she tutored a first-grader named John at Seattle’s Martin Luther King Elementary School, speaking to him every week by phone from her desk at […]…

Tutors, sign up now to meet your students!

It’s the time of year for Innovations for Learning tutors to be making plans for end-of-the-year get-togethers with the students they’re helping learn to read. About 1,300 adults are devoting a half-hour each week to communicating, via telephone and the computer, with children in low-income neighborhood schools. From their desks in corporations like AT&T and […]…