Articles by tag: reading

New Research on Academic Impacts from COVID-19 Closures Highlights Gains in Reading and Setbacks in Math

NWEA, a not-for-profit provider of assessment solutions, released new research today that reveals patterns of steady gains in reading and modest setbacks in math resulting from COVID-19 school closures. The research, Learning During COVID-19: Initial Findings on Students’ Reading and Math Achievement and Growth, is a follow-up to a study released by NWEA in April 2020 that […]

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A Look at the True Impact of COVID on Learning Benchmarks

The nationwide STAR assessment, testing children of grades 1-8, recently released a report with its findings. According to Renaissance, the test shows a mild drop in reading and literacy, but a significant 7 percentage point drop in meeting math benchmarks. The test results estimate in weeks needed to catch up and meet the grade […]

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The Science of Reading Becomes a Standard for Arkansas

Reading Horizons CEO Stacy Hurst and Educational Specialist Laura Axtell are helping lead the company toward a simple goal – creating multisensory curriculum to increase reading skills and ensure quality reading education. The duo joined host Daniel Litwin to outline how the company is working to do exactly that via curriculum programs that emphasize the […]

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EdTech: Research is Critical When it Comes to Reading Education

When we see words on a billboard or our computer screen, our brain processes them instantly. We rarely think back to what it was like before we had reading skills or about how it was we learned how to read. Istation reminds us to take a step back and consider how our minds make […]

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How the “Big Five” Tackles Student Reading Fluency

Reading is one of the hardest skills to learn in early development. Any parent or teacher can attest to the struggle students go through on their journey to reading fluency and comprehension. So, what is the secret to successfully teaching English in schools? Guests Dr. Victoria Locke, director of research at Istation, and Dr. […]

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Technology is Proving Successful for Early Literacy Efforts

Technology tools, like the online learning portal from Dallas-based Istation, are not only helping students in elementary school, but they are aiding early literacy efforts for kids just coming into Pre-K/Kindergarten. In this episode of the EdTech Podcast, host Tyler Kern sat down with Dr. Jane Moore, Strategic Professional Development Specialist, and Dr. Georgia […]

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Securing School Campuses: Harnessing Innovative Technologies
Securing School Campuses: Harnessing Innovative Technologies
February 26, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of school security, Adam Coughran, President of Safe Kids Inc., emphasizes the importance of innovative technologies and strategies to safeguard students, teachers, and staff. From visitor management systems to advanced surveillance technology, educational institutions are continuously seeking new ways to enhance security measures and respond effectively to potential threats. One […]

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Efficiency Amplified: Automatic Prior Authorizations for Seamless Care
February 23, 2024

Navigating the labyrinth of healthcare bureaucracy, particularly the prior authorization process, presents a significant challenge for both providers and patients. This process, which is designed to control healthcare costs, often ends up delaying critical care. Could the efficiency of healthcare delivery improve if hospitals with a consistent record of approved claims were granted automatic […]

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Power Up, Power On: Maximize Battery Life with Repurposing, not Just Recycling
February 23, 2024

In the rapidly evolving landscape of sustainable technology, the debate between battery recycling and repurposing is becoming increasingly significant. As we strive for a greener future, how can we best extend the battery life and utility of the batteries powering our electric vehicles (EVs) and other devices? Dr. Veronika Wright, also known as Electrified Veronika™ […]

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Smart Thermostat Technology is a Must-Have for Hotels Committed to a Sustainable Future
February 23, 2024

The drive towards sustainability within the hospitality sector marks a pivotal shift in how hotels operate and interact with their environment. Smart thermostat technology emerges as a key player in this transformation, offering more than just energy savings—it embodies a holistic approach to environmental stewardship and operational efficiency. By harnessing the power of automation and […]

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