AmeriCorps Week | Meet Two Amazing Tutors

It’s AmeriCorps Week! From March 9-13, 2015 we recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day. This week we take time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives…
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Edgeley’s MOST After-School Program Gets Creative

Edgeley’s students in the Meaningful Out of School Time (MOST) Program, which is part of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, took on some fun and creative activities in the last couple of weeks. The MOST program plans many activities that align with Science Technology Engineering Art and Match (STEAM) and we want to share a…
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Choose Greatness – Don’t Allow Yourself To Ever Choose Average

Northern  Cass Public Schools – Dr. Cory Steiner, Superintendent     A K-12 initiative to celebrate greatness is shown in multiple ways within the Northern Cass School District. Superintendent Dr. Cory Steiner and his district have committed to finding greatness in everything it does and it has proven successful in helping build a strong culture.…
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1,700 ELLs Receive Support From The SEEC

Currently, the SEEC supports an approximate 1,700 English Language Learner students within the SEEC districts. This adds up to be 44% of the entire ELL student population in North Dakota! SEEC Director of ELL Programs Kerri Whipple has developed materials, workshops, presentations, trainings, courses for credit… you name it! She then takes what she’s developed and provides/presents them to the districts in…
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Identifying At-risk Students Through Early Warning Systems And Use Of Data

TARGETED & COORDINATED SUPPORTS. Over the past several months the SEEC newsletter has highlighted the core strategies within the SEEC Succeed 2020 granting including: Standards-Based Instruction efforts geared to help with access to and success in rigorous academic and CTE prep aligning with the N.D. State Standards. In January we highlighted additional efforts to ensure…
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N.D. State Assessment Is Drawing Near… Are You Ready?

N.D. State Assessment – Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium As the administration of the N.D. State Assessment draws near for grades 3-8 and 11 we’ve compiled some important Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) resources that will help you prepare. Here’s a Summary of Core Components: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Smarter-Balanced-Core-Components.pdf FAQs about Sample Items and Performance Tasks: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Smarter-Balanced-Sample-Items-FAQ.pdf   Individual…
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Why Reading Corps? Hear It Straight From The Tutors…

Reading Corps is a program that has somewhat of a domino affect. Students make connections with their tutor creating a trusting, encouraging relationship that follows that student back into the classroom. Now, the student can keep up with peers and gain confidence in his/her ability to read along, with others, and possibly in front of the class. That student…
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