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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Henderson ISD Moving from Intervention to Enrichment

Late last school year  Mindy Rucker,  Math Coordinator at Henderson ISD in Texas presented the strategies her intermediate school teachers are using to help all students do their best in math.  Watch the video.

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How fast is Mo’Ne’s fastball? Do the math!

Pennsylvania’s Taney Dragons are one win away from the U.S. Little League Championship game in Williamsport. Their star pitcher is 13-year-old phenom Mo’Ne Davis who threw 43 pitches in her last outing and struck out 6 batters. Mo’Ne’s fastball has … Continue reading

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“Never Work Harder Than Your Students” a good read

ASCD just announced three new publications for new teachers.  They offer extensive previews of each online.  I found Never Work Harder Than Your Students by Robyn R. Jackson of particular interest.  In it, she lays out the Master Teacher Principles … Continue reading

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