An Educator’s Guide to RTI and Funding: Part I

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Winnie O'Leary

An RTI program can produce impressive gains in student achievement, but the process of designing and funding an effective program is complicated. This week, we are starting a four part series to help you develop and implement a successful program. We will first break down the components of a strong RTI program, and then take a look at the three most common sources of funding for RTI - Title I, Title III, and CEIS funds - and the qualifications for each.

Announcing: Study Island Back-to-School Decorating Contest

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Shannon LaBree

Enter our Study Island Back-to-School Decorating Contest to show off your students' creativity and compete to win $1000 in Study Island credit, 10 Classroom Chromebooks, and fun Edmentum swag!

5 Lesson-Planning Tips to Help You Reclaim Your Weekend

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Madison Michell

All too often, as a teacher, Friday afternoon rolls around, and all you can think about are the lessons for next week that haven’t been planned and the assignments that haven’t been created.

Best Practices in Co-Teaching

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Scott Sterling

As more and more students work under IEPs, co-teaching is an becoming an increasingly common and effective way of making sure that those students receive the attention they need without taking time away from other students in the class. Here, we have compiled a list of best-practice tips for co-teachers.

[Back-to-School] Fun Facts and Resources

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Sarah Cornelius

Ever wonder what it's like for students and educators in other parts of the world? We've compiled this list of back-to-school fun facts, as well as free downloadable EducationCity resources to use in your classroom!

Summer Internship Experience at Edmentum

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Carly Gebhardt

Teddy Andrews spent his summer interning in our Sales Operations Department. Find out more about Teddy and his experiences at Edmentum!

Back-to-School Team-Building Activities that Advance Your School’s Goals

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Scott Sterling

The weeks just before the start of school is a great time in the educational year.

The Daily 5: Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, and Word Work

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Madison Michell

As we close out our series on the Daily 5, we will define and consider best practices for the final three components of the framework: "Read to Someone", "Listen to Reading", and "Word Work".

4 Great Get-to-Know-You Activities for the First Week of School

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Scott Sterling

For many teachers, the first week of school is for housekeeping tasks and icebreakers. The objective with the latter is to foster a feeling of community in the classroom.

NCSA: Reducing Over-Testing and Delivering Meaningful Assessments

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Ashlee Tatum

A key theme explored at this year’s NCSA was testing frequency. In the midst test opt-outs and questions around the amount of testing in schools, one has to ask, what is the right blend of assessments at the classroom, school, district, and state level? And how do we strike the right balance?

7 Back-to-School Tips for Parents

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Sarah Cornelius

Back-to-school is just as busy for parents as it is for students! We've put together 7 tips to help parents and other caregivers stay organized and make their child's transition into the new school year a smooth one.

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