Virtual Presentation: Ensure Educational Equity When It’s Needed Most

School closures caused by coronavirus have made issues of equity in education even more distinct. Many educators are working to solve these new challenges. For example, how do districts ensure every student has access to high-quality curriculum and continue to support teachers holistically? And how do schools keep a pulse on students’ needs during this […]


Learn About the Science of Reading in CORE’s New Resource Library

Reading is a complex process, but it can be explained through a simple equation built around five foundations of reading. It’s critical that educators understand the science behind how students learn to read and what skills they need to succeed in order to teach students to be skilled readers. At Pivot Learning, we care deeply […]


Free Professional Learning and Distance Learning Resources

According to the latest data from Education Week, school closures throughout the country have impacted at least 124,000 public and private schools, leaving the remainder of the school year a question mark for an estimated 55 million students. As many of these schools move learning online for the indefinite future, educators are tasked with finding […]


What’s new at CORE?

On-Demand Webinar: Structured Literacy Instruction for English Learners WATCH NOW 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 Oakland Branch’s Education Committee WATCH NOW Check out CORE’s new 3rd edition of the popular Teaching Reading Sourcebook, with content updates and a brand […]

0 comments Releases Reviews of 5 ELA Supplemental Programs

Last month, 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. […]