Is generative AI a beacon for more accessible education?

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A resounding 90 percent of educators in a recent survey said they believe that AI has the potential to make education more accessible. 

Teachers are recognizing that when implemented ethically and with thoughtful consideration, AI can help students with special needs, learning disabilities, and language barriers, for example, and experience more effective, personalized learning methods, according to the 2023 Educator AI Report: Perceptions, Practices, and Potential from digital curriculum solution provider Imagine Learning.…Read More

Illustrative Mathematics and Imagine Learning Expand Partnership to Empower More Students in Math

TUCSON, Ariz. /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ —  Illustrative Mathematics (IM), a nonprofit dedicated to creating a world where all learners know, use, and enjoy mathematics, announces the organization is expanding its partnership with  Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S.

The fortified relationship with the Imagine Learning team will continue scaling the reach of the high-quality curriculum with the launch of Imagine IM, Imagine Learning’s new edition of the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum, empowering even more students to learn grade-level mathematics and develop positive mathematical identities. Available for implementation in the 2024–2025 school year, Imagine IM provides reinvigorated print resources along with an immersive digital experience. Imagine Learning will support its district partners with effective professional learning and ongoing implementation support.

According to a recent research brief from the RAND Corporation, more than 50% of educators reported wanting materials that better engage students and provide more options for students with diverse abilities. With math scores taking the largest dip in decades, as evidenced by the 2023 NAEP scores, this need is greater than ever. Imagine Learning and Illustrative Mathematics are answering the call with engaging materials that meet students where they are and provide opportunities to learn grade-level mathematics.…Read More

Improving English Language Fluency and Literacy with Ed-Tech

Improving English Language200x300English learners constitute the most rapidly growing segment of the total prekindergarten through 12th grade public school enrollment—growing 50 percent from 1995 to 2006. However, despite the growing population, English learners are concentrated in a small number of schools with low subject-level achievement stemming from absenteeism, health problems, and lower levels of parent participation.

This whitepaper offers data-driven resources and suggestions on how to help English language learners master and surpass course objectives, while preparing them for lifelong success.

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Effective Reading Instruction for Struggling Readers

Effective Reading Instruction200x300Too many American children struggle with reading (National Institute for Literacy, 2000). In 2009, 33 percent of US fourth graders scored below the basic level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading test. In 2011, the same assessment showed that fourth-grade readers had made no significant progress since 2009.

Reading skills are a fundamental building block as students strive to develop skills in all other subject areas. In this whitepaper, learn how you can target and bolster struggling readers.

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