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How to Build Missing Skills Without Lots of Extra Teacher Work

How to Build Missing Skills Without Lots of Extra Teacher Work Concerns about meeting the educational needs of students as Covid-19 accelerated trends in teacher staffing, according to a recent article “How Covid deepened America’s teacher shortages.” The article points out America’s teacher shortages are due to a complex set of issues that will not[…]

Want to Make College Readiness Programs More Effective?

Want to Make College Readiness Programs More Effective? Many widely used high school transition programs have mixed success in improving college readiness, according to a new report from the Brookings Institute, High school transition programs have mixed success in improving college readiness The typical college readiness program begins in 11th grade and consists of a[…]

Manageable and Effective Tools to Mitigate Reading/English Learning Loss

Manageable and Effective Tools to Mitigate Reading/English Learning Loss Merit reading comprehension and writing programs have a strong track record of mitigating learning loss.  The software, which is backed by evidence-based research, is liked by students and is easy for teachers to use. Vulnerable subgroups such as special needs students, English learners, and low-income pupils[…]

Paragraph Punch® Sustains Remote Student Learning During Covid-19

More than 70% of special needs students engaged when Paragraph Punch was used to teach writing skills online More than seventy percent of students in a Minnesota high school’s special needs English class were engaged by remote learning when using Paragraph Punch online during Covid-19. Paragraph Punch is a well-established ed-tech program that guides students through[…]

How a Working Mother Uses Ed Tech to Augment at Home Learning During Covid-19

How a Working Mother Uses Ed Tech to Augment at Home Learning During Covid-19 I’ve been using online learning for my children even before Covid-19 happened. So, during social distancing/home-based learning period, it was not difficult for us to leverage on ed tech to enable learning even more, particularly when schools closed, and children had[…]

Covid-19 Support – Free and Discounted Access to Merit Online Learning Activities

Covid-19 Support – Free and Discounted Access to Merit Online Learning Activities As schools are experiencing unplanned interruptions due to COVID-19, long-time ed-tech provider Merit Software is offering free and discounted access to all Merit Online learning activities. Merit is known for providing online skill-building resources for reading comprehension, writing, and grammar combined with built-in[…]

Merit Launches New, Affordable Online College English Support Tool

‘Grammar Rules and Review’ Provides Supplemental College English Instruction With Built-in Tracking, Recyclable Seats, and No Access Codes New York, NY (April 16, 2020) – Long time ed-tech company Merit Software introduced an innovative online learning tool for higher education institutions this week, ‘Grammar Rules and Review.’ The interactive, web-based English grammar guide offers an[…]

Large Increase In Student Achievement With Merit Software, Study Says

Large Increase In Student Achievement With Merit Software, Study Says A study conducted by researchers at Marshall University concludes that Merit’s reading and writing intervention increases student achievement for randomly assigned groups who used the software. The Merit intervention was found to have an unusually large effect on students — the magnitude of which has[…]

2017 Essay Writing Contest Winner

2017 Essay Writing Contest Winner A Memorable Experience Life is always filled with tragedies. Someone close to you will pass away leaving behind memories that you will always remember. These can be family members or friends. For me, my first tragedy that has had an affect was the time when a class mate passed away.[…]

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