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Looking for Better Instructional Ideas for At-Risk Students


Area of Concern: Help with all Subjects

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: High School

Competency: At Level

This urban high school’s population are largely first-generation college students who do not have the supports to navigate the college system and culture. Almost half the students are below level on their MAPS test.

We want to expand our blended learning and 1:1 program. We are looking for an alternative to using leveled reading programs in our classrooms.

How can you help us?



Thanks for contacting Merit. News Punch is perfect for your school.

News Punch builds comprehension through writing about reading. The program combines engaging news stories with step-by-step, guided writing prompts.

News stories are updated frequently throughout the school year. News Punch is ideal for middle and high school students. Educators and students are encouraged to submit potential topics.

Merit Software's Solutions lists many more programs can help with your educational success. For a complete list, please visit Merit Solutions.

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