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May 25, 2023

The 74: “Expanding Access to Tutors: Nonprofit Grants $6 Million to 32 Learning Organizations Across 20 States to Help More Students”

April 21, 2023

The 74: “The ‘Transformation is Real’ as Science of Reading Takes Hold in N.C. Schools”

April 18, 2023

The 74: “Louisiana District Ravaged by Hurricane & COVID is Bouncing Back with Science”

April 5, 2023

WFAE: “NC midyear reading data shows gains, but third-grade goals remain elusive”

April 5, 2023

EdNC: “K-3 鶹show growth in literacy skills, mid-year DPI data show”

March 24, 2023

The 74: “COVID & School Recovery: Critics Warn Washington Bill Would Reduce Classroom Learning Time By 4 Hours a Week”

March 24, 2023

Edutopia: “Using Collective Leadership to Make a Major Shift in Your District”

March 15, 2023

K-12 Dive: “California at center of latest push for science-based reading approaches”

March 7, 2023

District Administration: “ESSER pressure: How one district intends to spend wisely as deadline looms”

March 3, 2023

The 74: “‘The Other Long COVID’ Affecting Kids: Missed Opportunities”

March 2, 2023

3 WTKR: “More 鶹on track to learn to read in 2022-2023 school year since start of pandemic, researchers say”

March 2, 2023

ABC 7: “Reading skills rebounding for young 鶹following pandemic disruptions”

March 1, 2023

K-12 Dive: “By The Numbers: DIBELS testing shows improved reading progress over last two years”

February 27, 2023

The 74: “Exclusive: Despite K-2 Reading Gains, Results Flat for 3rd Grade ‘COVID Kids’”

February 27, 2023

Education Week: “Students’ Early Literacy Skills Are Rebounding. See What the Data Show”

February 7, 2023

The 74: “Using High-Quality Curriculum Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Still Have Fun Learning”

January 13, 2023

NPR: “Can a middle school class help scientists create a cooler place to play?”

January 6, 2023

News & Record: “After a numbing low, NC 鶹now heading in ‘right direction’ in reading, math”

January 5, 2023 “K-3 鶹in NC make significant strides on literacy exams, DPI says”


December 20, 2022

District Administration: “Literacy Under the Lights: 10 ways to bring the community back together”

December 14, 2022

The 74: “14 Charts This Year That Helped Us Better Understand Covid’s Impact On Students Teachers and Schools”

December 14, 2022

The 74: “Learning Loss Is Worse than NAEP Showed. Middle School Math Must Be the Priority”

November 21, 2022 “SoapBox Labs Brings Child-Centered Voice AI to Dyslexia Detection Assessment”

October 24, 2022

Education Week: “Two Decades of Progress, Nearly Gone: National Math, Reading Scores Hit Historic Lows”

October 20, 2022

The 74: “Exclusive Literacy Data: Small Gains Since Last Fall, But No Reading Rebound”

August 30, 2022

The 74: “Test English Learners in the Languages They Speak at School and at Home”

August 29, 2022

WTKR TV NC: “News 3 investigates childhood literacy rates, raising money to give books to local kids for new school year”

August 28, 2022

EdNC: “Elementary 鶹made growth last year in skills that lead to reading proficiency, new data show”

August 18, 2022

SHRM Blog: “The Great Resignation Skipped Us. Here’s why.”

August 16, 2022

Forbes: “Curious About Knowledge-Building Curricula? Check Out This Website”

July 20, 2022

District Administration: “Out-of-school STEM learning is much more powerful when it’s inclusive”

July 19, 2022

Chalkbeat: “The state of learning loss: 7 takeaways from the latest data”

June 28, 2022

The Preschool Podcast: “Early literacy strategies that stick with Darryl from Run-DMC and Makeda from Nickelodeon [Podcast]”

May 24, 2022

Forbes: “States That Want To Boost Literacy Should Keep An Eye On Texas”

April 24, 2022

Business Ecosystem Alliance: “Ecosystems in Education–Collaborating to Efficiently Serve the End User”

April 18, 2022

KQED Mind Shift: “Weighing the best strategies for reading intervention”

April 15, 2022

Fordham Institute: “Assessing a standards-aligned physical science curriculum”

March 23, 2022

The Baltimore Sun: “National test scores show 鶹gains from in-person learning in all but a critical group: new and pre-readers | COMMENTARY”

March 15, 2022

NPR: “Two years ago schools shut down around the world. These are the biggest impacts”

March 11, 2022

The Hub – Dallas ISD: “Students at Greiner and Anson Jones Elementary find success in reading and writing with a new program”

March 10, 2022

NY Daily News: “Read it and weep: The new reading instruction emergency”

March 10, 2022

WISH TV Indianapolis: “Study shows 鶹performance plummeted during pandemic”

March 9, 2022

New York Post: “Young 鶹have suffered ‘alarming’ drops in reading skills during pandemic”

March 9, 2022

The Daily Caller: “Childhood Literacy Plummeted Following Pandemic Shutdowns, Studies Show”

March 8, 2022

The New York Times: “It’s ‘Alarming’: Children Are Severely Behind in Reading”

March 7, 2022

Education Next: “The Education Exchange: Pandemic Hurt Younger Students’ Learning Worse, Amplify Data Suggest”

February 28, 2022

The 74: “Our 12 Best Education Articles in February: Reflections on 700 Days of COVID Chaos, Setting a Bar for Unmasking in Schools, Burying Schools in Record Requests & More”

February 24, 2022

The Daily Advertiser: “Reading scores improve slightly, but pre-COVID reading levels are ‘the wrong goal’”

February 24, 2022

Wall Street Journal: “The School Shutdowns and Lost Literacy”

February 23, 2022

K-12 Dive: “DIBELS data illustrates pandemic reading setbacks”

February 22, 2022

ABC 7 Buffalo: “Children falling behind in reading”

February 18, 2022

The Carolina Journal: “Report: Elementary 鶹lag in literacy due to pandemic”

February 16, 2022

The 74: “‘We Have First-Graders Who Can’t Sing the Alphabet Song’: Pandemic Continues to Push Young Readers Off Track, New Data Shows”

February 16, 2022

Education Week: “More Than 1 in 3 Children Who Started School in the Pandemic Need ‘Intensive’ Reading Help”

February 4, 2022

Literary Hub: “EXCLUSIVE: Watch Joshua Bennett Discuss A.R. Ammons’s poem “Cascadilla Falls”

January 26, 2022

The Ross Kaminsky Show: “Susan Lambert and the Literacy Gap”

January 19, 2022

K-12 Dive: “Report: Colorado reading law update boosts quality of literacy curriculum”


December 15, 2021

Chalkbeat: “How Denver plans to address a drop in early elementary reading scores”

December 8, 2021

The SHRM Blog: “What’s the Best Work Perk of All? Contributing to the Social Good”

November 13, 2021

Hechinger Report: ‘The Reading Year’: First grade is critical for reading skills, but kids coming from disrupted kindergarten experiences are way behind”

October 20, 2021

Hechinger Report: “OPINION: Younger 鶹were among those most hurt during the pandemic”

September 2, 2021

EdSurge: “An Edtech User’s Glossary to Speech Recognition and AI in the Classroom”

September, 2021


August 23, 2021

CNN: “Irish tech firm helps kids’ voices be heard”

August 18, 2021

SoapBox Labs: “Can Speech Recognition Help Children Learn to Read?”

August 12, 2021

FOX Chicago Broadcast Interview: “Pandemic widens literacy gap for students”

August 3, 2021

T.H.E Journal: “More Students of Color at Risk in Reading After Pandemic”

July 28, 2021

The 74: “Early Reading Skills See a Rebound From In-Person Learning, But Racial Gaps Have Grown Wider, Tests Show”

July 28, 2021

K-12 Dive: “Reports: Math, reading progress slowed during first full school year of pandemic”

July 20, 2021

EdNC: “The mCLASS reading assessment tool is back in North Carolina classrooms, but it’s going to look different”

July 5, 2021

WBAL: “Baltimore 鶹from all socio-economic backgrounds get a chance to ‘Amplify’ their learning skills”

June 15, 2021

Language Magazine: “Using Evidence to Overcome Adversity”

May 7, 2021

The Dallas Morning News: “How can a one-minute kindergarten test help teachers tackle the ‘COVID slide’?”

April 20, 2021

Education Week: “How Teachers and Curriculum Will Shape Ed Tech’s Future: A CEO Makes the Case”

March 24, 2021

The Hechinger Report: “OPINION: Children will need summer tutors to make up for pandemic learning loss”

March 23, 2021

Education Week:Most States Fail to Measure Teachers’ Knowledge of the ‘Science of Reading,’ Report Says”

March 17, 2021

Axios: “How online education and tutoring could fight COVID learning loss”

March 16, 2021

USA Today:Students are struggling to read behind masks and screens during COVID-19, but ‘expectations are no different’”

March 16, 2021

The 74: “Schools and COVID, a Year Later: 12 Months After Classrooms Closed, 12 Key Things We’ve Learned About How the Pandemic Disrupted Student Learning”

February 25, 2021

K–12 Dive:Reading gaps widen in mid-year data, especially for K-1 鶹of color”

February 24, 2021

The 74:One Year into Pandemic, Far Fewer Young Students are on Target to Learn How to Read, Tests Show”

February 17, 2021

NBC Los Angeles:Local Students Design Rovers in Mission to Mars Student Challenge”

February 5, 2021

District Administration:To save literacy, focus first on high-quality core instruction”

February 4, 2021

The Hechinger Report: “5 ways schools hope to fight Covid-19 learning loss”

January 5, 2021

The 74:Science Matters Now More than Ever. The Time to Start Teaching It Is in Elementary School”


December 15, 2020

Education Week:Students’ Reading Losses Could Strain Schools’ Capacity to Help Them Catch Up”

December 9, 2020

Education Post:How to Help Beginning Readers During the Pandemic”

December 3, 2020

American Consortium for Equity in Education:The Importance of Quality Curriculum With Industry Voice”

September 29, 2020

The 74: “Beyond the Scantron: Ed Tech CEO Larry Berger on Why the Pandemic Is No Excuse to Abscond Accountability and ‘Disruptions Are Great Opportunities to Try Something New’”

May 25, 2020

The 74:Class Disrupted Podcast Episode 2: Why Is My Child Doing So Many Worksheets Right Now?”

February 5, 2020

Getting Smart Podcast:Larry Berger on EdTech Past and Future”