What’s new at CORE?

Webinar: Techniques to Tackle Math Word Problems Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT Presented by Dean Ballard, Director of Mathematics, CORE REGISTER On-Demand Webinar: Casualties of War: Reading Science Denial and Racism’s Impact on African American Children Presented by Kareem Weaver, Member of the NAACP […]


EdReports.org Releases Reviews of 5 ELA Supplemental Programs

Last month, EdReports.org released reviews of five ELA Foundational Skills programs, evaluating them each based on the reading foundational skills called for, including whether or not the skills apply research-based practices and are presented systematically with explicit instruction. Linda Diamond, president of our partner organization, CORE, was a reviewer and provided feedback on the development […]


CEO Arun Ramanathan Shares Insight into Pivot’s Approach to Differentiated Assistance

Educate78 recently took a deep dive into 2018-19 SBAC trends. Their analysis found that: A majority of schools saw some gains in ELA and/or Math though 32 schools in Oakland (26% of schools with scores) did not see positive gains in either ELA or Math. With the majority of schools needing support of some kind, […]


On-Demand Webinar: Strategies for Success — Helping All Students Become Strong Readers

In October 2016 Michigan lawmakers passed Public Act 306 to ensure that all students are reading at benchmark by the end of 3rd grade. This Act didn’t take Lake Orion Community Schools by surprise. They had already been working hard to improve ELA instructional practices and increase reading achievement across the district. Not only have […]

Understanding the Nature of Reading Difficulties

Free Webinar: Assessment and Intervention in Light of Understanding the Nature of Reading Difficulties

Understanding how word-level reading develops and why some students struggle are valuable starting points for planning reading instruction and interventions. Knowing this puts educators in a good position to determine what aspect(s) of the reading process may be creating difficulties for children. This in turn, enables educators to provide intervention that is highly effective to […]

Closing the Achievement Gap

Closing the Achievement Gap for Students with Disabilities: Fix General Ed and Special Ed Together

By Linda Diamond, President of CORE and Author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook Students with disabilities are not making the achievement gains they should make. The achievement gap between students with disabilities and students without disabilities has remained largely unchanged despite adaptive technologies and supposedly research-based methods. But we can improve outcomes for special education […]

building a growth culture

On-Demand Webinar: Growth Culture – A New Approach to School Improvement

Far too many schools struggle with unhealthy and uninspiring cultures for both students and educators. Teachers and administrators often feel overwhelmed and unsupported in their professional growth. If we’re serious about attracting, retaining and developing skillful and passionate educators, we must cultivate the type of culture in our schools where everyone is supported to grow. […]

Improving college and career readiness

On-Demand Webinar: Improving College & Career Readiness for All Students

Oceanside High School (OHS), 40 miles north of San Diego, is building college and career preparation into the learning experience so that every student, regardless of race, gender, income, or disability, graduates with the academic knowledge and social-emotional skills to be successful in whichever educational or career choices they pursue after high school. Watch this […]


{Event} The Implications of District Budgetary Challenges for Local and State Policy: Lessons from Sacramento and Marin

Presented by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and Pivot Learning Friday, November 8, 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm PST Library Galleria. 828 I Street. Sacramento, CA Please note lunch will be served starting at 11:30am and the presentation will begin at 12:00pm. Click Here to Register In this seminar, Pivot Learning will discuss two case […]

Linked Learning

On-Demand Webinar: Pathways to Success: Connecting Learning to College and Careers

With just 38% of ACT-tested grads meeting at least 3 of 4 core College Readiness Benchmarks and only 11% of business leaders agreeing that college grads have skills their businesses need, high schools face an increasing challenge to prepare students for college, careers and life. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and many others across […]