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The Benefits of Formative Assessment for Special Education

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
Formative assessment is a teaching tool that supports all learners, but it is especially critical for students who are struggling, as it holds the pot...
5 Reasons Your School Needs a Data Warehouse20200715155958

5 Reasons Your School Needs a Data Warehouse

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 15, 20200 comments
What do you think of when you hear the word data? Do you envision numbers rapidly scrolling on a computer screen like in The Matrix? Or of spreadsheet...
Who Should Really Be Taking Algebra I in Middle School?20200715155705

Who Should Really Be Taking Algebra I in Middle School?

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 15, 20200 comments
The idea that we should accelerate students’ math curriculum to ensure they can complete Calculus before graduation was a trend in the early 200...
Early Warning System for Dropout Prevention: the ABC’s20200715154234

Early Warning System for Dropout Prevention: the ABC’s

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 15, 20200 comments
For a number of years, we have heard that our nation has a dropout crisis. The ESSA requires that every state’s Title I plan must...
Gut Feelings vs. Data-Driven Decisions20200715152423

Gut Feelings vs. Data-Driven Decisions

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 15, 20200 comments
Do you ever make decisions based on “gut feeling”? Can you tell within minutes of meeting someone whether you like them or you don’t?  Are you a teach...
Are You Prepared for a Great Year of Staff Evaluations?20200714225241

Are You Prepared for a Great Year of Staff Evaluations?

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 14, 20200 comments
While some people believe that teachers spend their summers lounging on the beach all day, the truth is that great educators are using much of their t...
When Student Struggles Are More Than Meets The Eye20200714223425

When Student Struggles Are More Than Meets The Eye

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 14, 20200 comments
As an educator, could you ever imagine requesting one of your students who wears prescription glasses to remove them during guided reading instruction...
4 Reasons Your School Needs a Data Warehouse20200606033936

4 Reasons Your School Needs a Data Warehouse

Lacey UpdegraffJune 6, 20200 comments
4 Reasons Your School Needs a Data WarehouseWhat do you think of when you hear the word data? Do you envision numbers rapidly scrolling on a computer ...