The Honorable Robert H. Pasternack, Ph.D, is our guest blogger for November. This month’s blog post provides a brief overview of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) factors and what schools and teachers can do to address those factors.

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Welcome to the Fall 2017 edition of the CORE Academic Quarterly newsletter!

The cool nights of autumn are upon us. We at CORE hope that your school year has started off well and the year ahead will be full of learning, fun, and new horizons.

In this issue of the Academic Quarterly, in the Reading Expert section, we summarize a recently published study by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), An Exploration of Instructional Practices that Foster Language Development and Comprehension: Evidence from Prekindergarten through Grade 3 in Title I Schools. For those of you who are Tim Shanahan fans, he is one of the authors.

In the Marvelous Mathematician, we correlate the practices recommended in Visible Learning for Mathematics with the recommendations in the IES Practice Guide, Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning.

In the Leadership Corner, we feature a series of webinars for effective principal practices.

Happy reading!

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Real world math does not always equal relevant math. Relevance is a function of interest.

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In addition to the Supreme Court Ruling on Special Education, Dyslexia is now a national focus. Through reading professional learning, districts can equip teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively support dyslexic students.

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Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of the CORE Academic Quarterly newsletter!

In the Leadership Corner section, we provide an overview of an excellent new book, The Internal Coherence Framework, which presents a systemic approach for developing the conditions for continuous improvement in schools.

In the Marvelous Mathematician, we address the importance of teaching math vocabulary.

In the Reading Expert, we conclude our ongoing conversation about reading intervention with a review of a recent report titled, “What is the evidence base to support reading interventions for improving student outcomes in grades 1-3?”

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CORE’s Excellence in Education Blog post this month is on the impact of the Supreme Court’s Unanimous Ruling on Special Education, setting a higher standard for students with disabilities.

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A recent study published by the The Aspen Institute stresses the importance of integrating curriculum into professional learning and teacher training. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute has written a good review on the report, which aligns with CORE’s approach that teacher training should be connected to curriculum.

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CORE’s Excellence in Education Blog post this month chronicles one district’s journey toward a sustained and deep commitment to reading professional learning and development. See what can happen when a district and CORE work together to provide reading professional learning to support teachers and administrators across a system.

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CORE’s Dean Ballard and Nancy McGivney are speaking at the Expanding MTSS/RTI and Ensuring Results Conference in New Orleans on April 27-28 on the topic of, “Professional Learning Support to Maximize Effectiveness of RTI/MTSS.” CORE is also a proud sponsor of the conference so please join us to hear state of the art information on RtI/MTSS implementation strategies.

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Welcome to the Winter 2017 edition of the CORE Academic Quarterly newsletter!

In this second of a two-part series on reading interventions, we will continue the discussion around new developments in the intervention research and how they can be applied to the work in your schools.

In the Reading Expert section of the Fall 2016 issue, we addressed some advances in reading comprehension interventions. In this issue, we discuss some advances in interventions for word-level reading.

In the Marvelous Mathematician, we tackle moving math knowledge into students’ long-term memory.

In the CORE Leadership Corner, we promote a new website that provides independent curriculum review of a variety of ELA (grades 3-8) and math programs.

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