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Jan 15, 2020

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Innovations in Reading Prize

Since 2009 the National Book Foundation has awarded the Innovations in Reading Prize to an individual or organization that inspires readers and engages new audiences with literature. From bicycle-powered libraries that serve a homeless community to empowering Harry Potter fans to build libraries around the world, the Innovations in Reading Prize recognizes literary activists who share the National Book Foundation’s aims to engage readers from all backgrounds.

Manage district-wide spending without spreadsheets

Jan 15, 2020

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Daily Updates to Track and Manage District-wide Spending

When district leaders have access to district-wide spending, they are better equipped to make equitable decisions that maximize opportunities for students. Keep high-level insights at your fingertips to quickly understand district-wide spending trends with Allovue’s Balance Manage; no spreadsheets required. Nightly updates ensure you’re always viewing the most recent transactions so you can make decisions based on your district’s current financial state. 

Jan 10, 2020

Blog

To Lead Others and to Be Led…

Merriam-Webster defines “mentor” as “a trusted counselor or guide.” The actual origin of the word dates back to the end of the eighth century when Homer wrote The Odyssey. Mentor was a trusted friend of Homer and he stayed behind during war to watch over Odysseus’ son. The word was then adapted to mean “someone who teaches or gives help and advice.”

Social-emotional learning and technology

Dec 06, 2019

Blog

The Partnership of Technology and Social–Emotional Learning in Education

Students come to school with, as Dr. Adolph Brown describes, two backpacks. One of the backpacks contains academic tools, such as pencils, calculators, and textbooks, that represent their readiness to learn. The second backpack represents the invisible emotional weight that burdens each student entering our school buildings. Anxiety, stress, rage, self-doubt, and low self-worth resulting from bullying, child abuse, substance abuse, and neglect cannot be unpacked and shoved into a school locker. This backpack accompanies students throughout the school day and impacts their engagement, attentiveness, and interactions. Educators don’t always see the contents of this backpack, yet they witness its negative impact on student learning every day. So how can educators and leaders reach these students? How can we unburden them and teach them coping and relationship skills that allow them to participate in their education fully?

NWEA delivers the insights that help students learn, teachers teach, and leaders lead.

Dec 02, 2019

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Assessment That Reaches All Students

The MAP Suite brings learning into focus—so educators can support growth, skills mastery, and early literacy for every student. This cohesive assessment system from the nonprofit NWEA illuminates student learning, helps teachers target instruction, and gives administrators what they need to help their districts thrive.

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