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Local Agency and Adaption Are Needed for Equitable Improvements to Instruction

Local Agency and Adaption Are Needed for Equitable Improvements to Instruction

Educators and schools whose students have high average achievement tend to be given a lot of freedom whereas educators and schools whose students have low average achievement are given little freedom. In this article, Chris Schunn, an LRDC senior scientist, shares that in his experience, this approach tends to have many negative consequences, and the net effect is to amplify inequities.

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The Science of Reading: Looking Beyond Phonics Instruction

The Science of Reading: Looking Beyond Phonics Instruction

The Science of Reading seems to be everywhere, from literacy research journals to mainstream media outlets. A recent Google search of the science of reading yielded over 4 billion results. Much of what we see and hear focuses on how to support children in their ability to decode words and the importance of systematic phonics instruction. But is that all there is to it? Check out this article to learn more the science of reading, an approach that prioritizes basic science with a scope that encompasses more than just phonics.

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Relational Thinking: Text to Text, Self, and World Connections in MATH!

Relational Thinking: Text to Text, Self, and World Connections in MATH!

It is common in ELA classrooms for students to leverage relational thinking around text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections. What does this kind of relational thinking look like in math class and how can it benefit students? This article, the second in the series, uses classroom scenarios to look at how these connections provide opportunities for students to become stronger mathematicians and for teachers to implement more equitable teaching practice.

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