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Nine Out of Ten Educators Believe Learning Ally Enables Students to Better Comprehend Grade-Level Texts
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November 14, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

For Immediate Release: November 13, 2018 - Princeton, NJ -- A 2018 survey of more than two thousand U.S. educators revealed that participants overwhelmingly agreed that ... Read More about Nine Out of Ten Educators Believe Learning Ally Enables Students to Better Comprehend Grade-Level Texts

7 Ways Audiobooks Benefit Students Who Struggle with Reading
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November 9, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

Would it surprise you to learn that using audiobooks in the classroom can improve learning success and even reading scores?  When students in grades 3–8 ... Read More about 7 Ways Audiobooks Benefit Students Who Struggle with Reading

Decoding Versus Cognitive Ability
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November 3, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

By Terrie Noland, VP Education Initiatives   Automaticity is necessary in everything we do to move to higher order thinking skills and perform tasks flawlessly. In ... Read More about Decoding Versus Cognitive Ability

"Learned Helplessness" Identifying The Symptoms of Dyslexia
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November 3, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

Guest blog by Tracy Block-Zaretsky, Dyslexia Training Institute      Have you looked up dyslexia on the Internet just to find overwhelming definitions, data and ... Read More about "Learned Helplessness" Identifying The Symptoms of Dyslexia

Implementing the New State Dyslexia Guidelines IDA Event
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October 17, 2018 by Valerie Chernek

This blog post, by Leslie Lingaas Woodward, was first published by The California School Boards Association. The International Dyslexia Association of Northern California, along with ... Read More about Implementing the New State Dyslexia Guidelines IDA Event