At Impact Florida’s 2019 Summit, Sullivan County’s Robin McClellan describes her efforts to transform literacy instruction. Here, she reflects on that process, and how the LIFT network helped her along the way.
I can vividly remember my first few days as a new school administrator. I remember getting in a routine of greeting students as they exited buses and cars and entered the building. I remember the strange feeling when that first bell rang to start school, and I didn’t have a classroom full of students to … Read More
If you want to know whether students are getting what they need from a school, find out what they’re working on each day. Consistent access to challenging, engaging assignments is crucial to preparing students for success in college and beyond—and can help students who’ve fallen behind academically catch back up. But too many students spend hundreds … Read More
Since 2016, Putnam County Schools has worked to improve literacy outcomes in our district by implementing high-quality instructional materials. Over the past three years, we have phased in use of Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA), a rigorous set of materials that deliberately builds students’ knowledge of the world around them while also developing their ability to read … Read More