Curriculum Associates Partners with City Year to Support High-Dosage Tutoring for Students

City Year’s student success coaches will utilize Curriculum Associates’ Magnetic Reading™ program to provide extra reading support to 300 students nationwide 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 12, 2023—To support students in achieving grade-level reading proficiency, Curriculum Associates has partnered with education nonprofit City Year on a high-dosage tutoring initiative for the 2023-24 school year. As part of this initiative, a total of 300 students in Grades 3–5 will receive targeted support from City Year AmeriCorps members, who serve as student success coaches (SSCs) in 29 U.S. cities, using Curriculum Associates’ research-based Magnetic Reading program. SSCs will work with students attending City Year partner schools in Cleveland Metropolitan School District in Ohio; Columbus City Schools in Ohio; Alum Rock Union School District in California; Seattle Public Schools in Washington; and District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, DC.

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Slooh Launches Its Next-Gen Platform to Engage Students in Space Exploration

New upgrades to the platform allow for more interactivity, personalization, and student-driven learning this school year

Washington Depot, Connecticut, September 7, 2023 – Slooh, the pioneer in offering live online telescope feeds of the universe and an NGSS-aligned curriculum for school communities worldwide, recently launched the next generation of its online learning platform to make space exploration even easier and more engaging for students and educators alike. The upgraded platform includes enhancements to allow for more interactivity, personalization, and student-driven learning this school year and beyond.

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Eudes S. Budhai Named to the Board of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS)

Budhai, interim assistant superintendent at Peekskill City School District in New York, will serve on the ALAS board as State Affiliate At Large

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 5, 2023) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has appointed Eudes S. Budhai to its board of directors to serve as State Affiliate At Large.

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Upcoming Webinar Series to Help Grades K–8 Educators Build Instructional Routines Aligned to the Science of Reading

Dr. Anita Archer, Dr. Kelly B. Cartwright, Dr. Courtney Hattan, and Dr. Devin M. Kearns to lead this free, eight-part webinar series starting Wednesday, September 13, 2023

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 30, 2023—Curriculum Associates is launching a free webinar series to help Grades K–8 educators build instructional routines aligned to the Science of Reading. The eight-part series, titled Science of Reading—Putting Research into Action: Season 2, is led by literacy experts Dr. Anita Archer, Dr. Kelly B. Cartwright, Dr. Courtney Hattan, and Dr. Devin M. Kearns and kicks off on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 4 p.m. ET.

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Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Welcomes Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez to its Board

Martinez will serve as ALAS’ Director, Region 5: Midwest

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 29, 2023) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has appointed Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinez to its board of directors. Martinez will serve as ALAS Director-Region 5: Midwest.

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New Report from Curriculum Associates Shows Slow Rebound in Reading and Math Proficiencies

Despite small increases in Grades 1 and 2 reading, achievement levels remain largely stagnant from the prior school year and below pre-pandemic levels

North Billerica, MA, August 28, 2023—Curriculum Associates has released its newest annual report, State of Student Learning in 2023: Academic Recovery Remains Slow in Most Grades, which demonstrates that little progress has occurred since the beginning of the pandemic, and even students in Grades 1 and 2—who were not in school at the start of the pandemic—are not performing at pre-pandemic benchmarks.

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New Report from Curriculum Associates Indicates Ambitious Growth Needed and Attainable to Accelerate Learning Recovery

New data highlights connection between implementing Stretch Growth goals and closing unfinished learning gaps in reading and math

North Billerica, MA, August 23, 2023—As the nation’s students continue to fall behind pre-pandemic learning benchmarks, Curriculum Associates has released a new report demonstrating the impact of setting ambitious targets for students and what can happen when they meet them. 

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Scribbles Software Announces “Mass Lottery” Feature to Help Schools and Districts Quickly Manage Complex Lotteries

Charlotte, North Carolina – Aug. 21, 2023 – Scribbles Software, a leading provider of K-12 records and enrollment software, announces significant updates to streamline and improve lottery management for schools and districts – especially for those managing complex lottery systems.

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Vernier Science Education Launches Two New Sensors for High School and College-Level Environmental Science

The Go Direct® Pyranometer and Go Direct® PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) Sensor enable students to easily and accurately collect and analyze scientific data 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 21, 2023 — Adding to its robust data-collection offerings, Vernier Science Education has launched two new sensors for high school and college-level environmental science. Both of the wireless sensors—the Go Direct® Pyranometer and Go Direct® PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) Sensor—connect directly to student devices using the award-winning Vernier Graphical Analysis® Pro app allowing students to easily collect and analyze scientific data as they think critically and make real-world connections.  

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Curriculum Associates Announces New Updates to i-Ready® for the 2023–2024 School Year

Updates include enhanced lessons for Spanish instruction and new reporting features

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 15, 2023—To help accelerate student learning and achievement in the 2023–2024 school year, Curriculum Associates has updated its award-winning i-Ready Personalized Instruction and i-Ready Assessment programs with enhanced lessons and expanded reporting features, as well as additional professional learning support for educators.

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