# Category Archives: Uncategorized

## Identifying Irlen Syndrome in math students

October 20-24 is Irlen Syndrome Awareness Week. Many of the students who struggle in math may have Irlen Syndrome. Marge Harris is a math intervention teacher at St. Piux X High School in Houston and an Irlen Syndrome screener. She … Continue reading

## CBS News features ChalleNGe Academy Schools

You may have seen one of the recent stories on the CBS Evening News showing high school dropouts getting back on track. The news series follows the Youth ChalleNGe Academy Program run by the National Guard. We are very familiar … Continue reading

## Consider Nominating Someone for CEC Special Ed Awards!

Do you know a special educator who is making a remarkable difference? Do you teach exceptional students who are overcoming personal challenges to make great progress in math and reading? Why not nominate them for a CEC Award? Please take … Continue reading

## Arne Duncan Offers Grants to Train Turnaround Leaders

Arne Duncan announced late last week “more than $20 million for 12 new awards from the Turnaround School Leaders Program, under the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, to prepare leaders of reform efforts in the nation’s lowest-performing schools. I wish … Continue reading

## On Praising Math Intervention Students

Most math teachers I’ve spoken with agree that struggling students feel they are not smart and they are not good at math. Telling them they are can actually run counter to helping them build a positive attitude. Learning how to … Continue reading

## The Math of Autumn Equinox

Today, is the first day of autumn (the autumnal equinox) – the time at which the Earth reaches a point in its orbit known as the equinox, where the sun shines directly on the equator, favoring neither the Northern nor … Continue reading

## Teachers Share Top Apps for Education

Reposted from NPR With more students bringing their own devices into the classroom, teachers are finding that apps aren’t just fun — they’re valuable tools to help manage student behaviors, to communicate with parents and to connect learning with social … Continue reading

## Happy Blogversary: Top Ten Blog Posts of the Year!

It was one year ago that we launched the Ascend Math blog. In that time, we’ve provided nearly 100 posts covering important topics like the latest research on BYOD, common core, and math intervention strategies. What’s more, we provided teachers and … Continue reading

## Award Winning Math Intervention Program Becomes More Interactive

ASCEND MATH ADDS INTERACTIVITY TO ALL OF THEIR AWARD WINNING INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS Shreveport, LA 9/9/2014 Ascend Education announced today that they are adding new levels of interactivity to all of the instructional videos found in Ascend Math. Ascend Math is … Continue reading

## Effects of Intensive Math Intervention Paper Released!

We are proud to announce the release of a new paper from Ascend Education, “Effects of Intensive Math Intervention at Fort Stockton Middle School, a Three Year Study.” Best of all, you can download this paper free. Three years ago, … Continue reading