Equity and excellence for students with disabilities webinar

On-Demand Webinar: How to Ensure Equity & Excellence for Students with Disabilities

In 2017, the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1 ruling changed the course of special education. Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how to meet new requirements for special education next year. Take away actionable tips for writing ambitious IEP goals and instructional strategies to help students achieve them. Plus, learn how other districts […]

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Growth Culture: A New Approach to School Improvement

Growth Culture: A New Approach to School Improvement Thursday, September 26 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Harvard Graduate School of Education RSVP Over the years, educators have undertaken hundreds of initiatives and programs in the quest to improve outcomes for all students. There is no single program or step-by-step recipe that can solve the complex educational […]

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Open Educational Resources: Tips for Educators and Administrators

Even though we’re in the middle of summer and temperatures are soaring, the new school year will be here soon. As you start to plan for students’ return to the classroom, we wanted to share some information about Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are becoming increasingly popular as both core and supplemental instructional materials. And […]

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District and School-Site Literacy Implementation Rubric

District and school leaders play a vital role in making the structural and instructional changes necessary to ensure that all students will read and write well and become mathematically proficient. It is not enough that teachers are trained; school systems must significantly alter the ways they provide ongoing support and organize and conduct the teaching […]

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Open Forum: Unfunded pensions are hurting California students and teachers

Our recent report, The Big Squeeze: How Unfunded Pension Costs Threaten Educational Equity, continues to bring attention to the issue of rising pension costs and how schools are being impacted. An op-ed published in the San Francisco Chronicle sounds the alarm about the equity crisis facing California public schools due to unfunded pensions costs. Learn more […]

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A Standards-Aligned Curriculum with Excellent Implementation is Still Not Enough

Our most vulnerable students also require structured materials designed specifically to fill learning gaps by Linda Diamond, President, CORE and author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook and Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures Back in September 2018 I wrote about the importance of selecting and fully implementing a great curriculum with excellent support and ongoing professional learning. This is a huge and […]

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What’s new at CORE?

Check out CORE’s new 3rd edition of the popular Teaching Reading Sourcebook, with content updates and a brand new chapter on MTSS. Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, 2nd Edition has also been revised with new, clearer test instructions and an easy-to-use format. CORE is excited to be a reseller of the digiCOACH Advanced Teacher Coaching Platform. They will be integrating […]

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The impact of underfunded pension funds

THE BIG SQUEEZE: How Pension Costs Threaten Educational Equity

A new report from Pivot Learning finds that California’s unfunded pension costs threaten educational equity. California’s chronic underfunding of teacher pensions is pushing school districts into financial distress, forcing them to make painful cuts that will increasingly harm both the state’s teachers and its most vulnerable students, according to a report released today by Pivot […]

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Promoting Instructional Leadership and Excellence in Special Education

Pivot Learning’s expert team of district and school improvement specialists came together for a webinar on continuous improvement in special education. This targeted webinar focused on building the capacity of special education leaders, teachers, and related service providers to serve as instructional leaders. You will learn how our most specialized educators can work with general educators […]

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Tips for Teachers: Finishing the Semester Strong

At schools across the country, students are expecting visits from relatives and friends, wondering what new gadget they might be getting, and trying to impress peers and family at winter music performances – all while keeping a focus on exams, group projects, and assignments. You’re trying to help students end this semester strong during this […]

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