[ESSA Update] How States Are Planning to Meet Accountability Requirements

by
Dave Adams

Since the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December of 2015, states have had the mandate to design new accountability systems. States are now ready to begin submitting their plans to the U.S. Department of Education for review. We're taking a look at what these state plans include.

Technology and Education Leadership: 6 Tips to Help Administrators Budget for Next Year

by
Sarah Cornelius

Get a jumpstart on planning and make the most of your technology budget next yer with these six simple tips!

Edmentum’s Commitment to Study Island – An In-Depth Look

by
Madison Michell

Throughout Study Island’s history, the program has evolved from a supplemental resource for test preparation to a robust tool for classroom practice and assessment.

Classroom Funding: 4 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Grant Applications

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Scott Sterling

Grants can be a great option to fill budget gaps, and turn some of your classroom dreams into instructional realities. But, with lesson planning, grading, test prep, and the never-ending admin work already on teachers’ plates, tackling grant applications can feel like a daunting task.

[Foundational Literacy] Building Your Elementary Classroom Library

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McKenna Wierman

The best way to develop literacy skills in young readers is to simply get them reading. Building your own classroom library is a great way to encourage kids to look for books that interest them, explore new topics, and become proficient, independent readers.

Paying for College: 10 Tips to Help Parents Plan Ahead

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Sarah Cornelius

College education is certainly valuable, but it’s not necessarily a value.

7 Tips & Tricks to Make the Most of Study Island for Test Preparation

by
Sarah Cornelius

Are you and your students in the thick of preparing for spring testing? Study Island can be a powerful tool to provide meaningful practice for students and save you time.

Online Learning with EdOptions Academy: Providing Access for All Learners in Onslow County Schools

by
Scott Lobdell

For a growing number of students, the traditional classroom environment simply isn’t the right fit. Learn how Onslow County Schools have partnered with Edmentum's EdOptions Academy to meet student needs and retain enrollment.

Celebrating Pi Day: Finding Math in the Real World

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Sarah Cornelius

Pi Day is always a crowd-pleaser with students, largely thanks to classroom celebrations involving a different kind of pie, but it’s also a great chance to point out the more practical value of mathematics in general.

[Foundational Literacy Skills] Why Reading By the Third Grade Really Matters

by
McKenna Wierman

Reflecting back on our own formative years, we don’t normally think about the third grade as a milestone in life.

[Education Leadership] What Administrators Can Do to Retain Great Teachers

by
Scott Sterling

Keeping well trained, skilled teachers in the classroom is key to providing students with an outstanding education. Here are four things administrators can do to turn the tide in their schools.

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