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Fostering Social and Emotional Learning in an Academic Setting

by: Coral Ericson

Social and Emotional Learning, or SEL, has been at the top of the list of priorities in schools and districts, especially since the pandemic. It has become increasingly clear that the social and emotional needs of our students are a critical component of their overall educational experience and that SEL is foundational to their academic success. In order to be successful, students need to learn the ability to regulate emotions, engage with peers in a healthy manner, and set meaningful goals.

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Making Education Equitable and Accessible

by: Coral Ericson

As educators, it is critical that our students are learning in a safe, effective, and equitable environment. Our classrooms have a wide variety of learner profiles and meeting the needs of each and every student is our top priority. From ESL/ELL students to students with learning disabilities, IEPs and 504s, we must work to ensure accessibility for all students to engage them in appropriate learning experiences that meet their individual and unique needs.  

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Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.)

Florida is rolling out the new B.E.S.T. (Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking) standards in multiple phases over the next two years for Math and ELA in all grades. In advance of each phased roll-out, USATestprep will be offering updated standards-aligned materials–along with both the old and new standards–at no additional charge during transition years.

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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.