The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is seeking Professional Learning Partnerships to advance professional learning services supporting implementation of high-quality instructional materials. Of interest is supporting service development and refinement in middle and high schools serving student populations that are at least 50 percent Black, Latino, emerging multilingual or English Learner (EL)-designated, and/or low-income, in California, Florida, Georgia, New York, and North Carolina. This initiative is a part of the larger portfolio of investments that comprise the K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Tools portfolio.
Why is this literacy research not more widely known? Why is the fact that reading skills need to be taught, and that there is a well-documented way to do it, not something highlighted in many teacher-preparation programs (or parenting books, for that matter)?
CCSSO has released a revised definition of formative assessment. The revised definition includes an overview of the attributes of effective formative assessment and emphasizes new areas emerging from current research, theory, and practice (e.g., disciplinary practices).
Ready Mathematics by Curriculum Associates is currently EdReports.org's highest-rated K–8 program for mathematics. Expert educators from EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that delivers evidence-based reviews of instructional materials, reviewed the program and found that Ready Mathematics met expectations for all evaluation criteria across all grade levels. For more information on EdReports ratings, please visit its website.
This news story reports on Mukayuhsak Weekuw ("the children's house") school in Mashpee Massachusetts. The school offers a language immersion curriculum for pre-K and kindergarten students as part of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project.