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July 10, 2019
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Miss. literacy coaches prep 3rd-graders for "gate"
Miss. literacy coaches prep 3rd-graders for "gate"
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Mississippi's Literacy Based Promotion Act requires third-graders to pass a reading test -- known as the "third-grade gate" -- before being promoted to fourth grade, with 74.5% of this year's students passed the test on their first attempt. The rest of the students are working with literacy coaches to retake the test, and officials say they are focusing on helping students overcome barriers such as vision problems, teacher shortages and test anxiety.
Mississippi Today (7/9) 
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Teachers find disconnect between students, books
Teachers find disconnect between students, books
Some of William Shakespeare's books are displayed before an auction. (Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
Teachers report that there is an increasing disconnect between middle- and high-school students and the English and American literature canon that is favored by most schools. Some teachers are accommodating this shift by allowing students more choices about what they read in school.
Edutopia (7/9) 
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Remote Learning Shouldn’t Stop Science
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Literacy Everywhere
Teacher: Use Instapoetry as teaching tool
Teacher: Use Instapoetry as teaching tool
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Instapoetry -- short, free verse poems that can be paired with an image on Instagram -- can be used to engage students in poetry and help improve literacy skills, according to Kyleen Gray, a high-school English teacher in Ontario, Canada. In this blog post, Gray shares how to use Instapoetry, including studying the genre, analyzing the poems and by writing poems.
Edutopia (7/8) 
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Education Policy
Schools mull approach to climate science education
Teachers and schools in the US are considering how best to teach students about the politically polarizing topic of climate change. The National Center for Science Education reports that 37 states' science standards recognize human-caused climate change.
The Hechinger Report (7/6) 
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Professional Development and Leadership
Effort shows value of coaching for teachers
Effort shows value of coaching for teachers
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The Dynamic Learning Project, supported by Google for Education, Digital Promise and EdTechTeam, was launched to showcase the value of effective coaching on teachers. In this commentary, Jennie Magiera, EdTechTeam's Chief Program Officer, describes the project's work and its findings.
EdSurge (7/9) 
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N.H. teachers, students co-design learning
N.H. teachers, students co-design learning
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A program in New Hampshire involves students and teachers in the process to co-design learning, according to Jonathan Vander Els, a project director for the New Hampshire Learning Initiative, and Sarah Benson, a first-grade teacher in the state. In this blog post, Benson shares how she uses Work Study Practices -- also known as 21st-century skills -- and describes a lesson on the topic of community helpers.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (7/8) 
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