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How to Address Teacher Shortages

by: Coral Ericson

One of the biggest challenges schools and districts are facing this year is the massive teacher shortages. Finding and keeping quality educators post-pandemic has proved to be very difficult for a number of reasons. While this is a pressing issue, progress is being made. Incentives for teachers are being offered in districts nationwide, and new teachers are being hired rapidly. We must take a hard look at the key areas of need in order to determine lasting solutions.

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What is Summer Learning Loss and How Can Progress Learning Help?

School’s out for the summer! Now’s the time for students to relax, play outside, and watch a bit more TV. But for many teachers and parents, the summer break can often be a cause for concern. With school out of session, students are not actively learning and may even forget some of what they learned over the past school year. This is known as summer learning loss and can have serious effects on students across K-12.

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Success in Texas: How Crandall ISD’s K-5 Teachers are Helping Every Student Grow

In April 2022, we decided to head to Texas to see how Education Galaxy, a product from Progress Learning, was working at Crandall ISD, an independent school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We visited 4 of their 5 elementary campuses—W.A. Martin Elementary, Wilson Elementary, Walker Elementary, and Noble Reed Elementary—to discover all the different ways teachers were using our solution to support instruction in the classrooms.

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USATestprep and Education Galaxy are Now Progress Learning

Following the 2020 acquisition of Education Galaxy, we’re excited to share the next phase of our integration. Education Galaxy and USATestprep have merged to become Progress Learning. We wanted to share this exciting news to inform you —the educators, administrators, teachers, parents, and students who make everything we do worthwhile—about what you can expect moving forward and answer some questions about this next phase in our mission to help every student master their state’s standards.

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What’s Coming Next

Next school year (2022-23), USATestprep and Education Galaxy will become Progress Learning. Along with our new name, we’re launching a new platform with enhanced functionality for schools, teachers, and students! We’re excited to bring you these upgrades and want to make sure you have everything you need to prepare for the next school year.Join Amy […]

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What is Hybrid Learning? Benefits and Tips for Teachers

Today, teachers are facing increasing demands, including engaging with students both in person and virtually, while also keeping up with advances in pedagogy and technology. A hybrid learning strategy can help meet these demands. So, what exactly is hybrid learning? And how can it help teachers meet these challenges while also benefiting students?

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The SAT is Going Digital. What Does That Mean for Educators?

The New York Times recently reported on some very big news for the world of education— the SAT is going completely digital. By 2024, all SAT testing will be done on computers or tablets, rather than using the iconic #2-pencil for filling in bubbles which students have come to know (and dread) for decades.

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How to Support Students with Test Anxiety

Test-taking anxiety is one of the most common sources of stress for students in any school setting. One of the most powerful tools used to measure and assess students’ knowledge is a standardized test.

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What is SEL and What Does It Mean for Educators?

Here at USATestprep, a central aspect of our mission is to help educators prepare their students for state standard assessments and meet the requirements of academic rigor that will help them find success in their academic careers and beyond. That said, we also recognize that the academic subjects listed on a state’s standards aren’t the only areas of education that matter.