What does conceptual understanding of academic language have to do with student achievement?

Conceptual understanding of academic language is arguably the most significant accelerator of student achievement. But why is there such a lack of attention to conceptual understanding of language in classrooms across our nation? It’s a matter of exposing educators to the value of and strategies for building conceptual understanding and infusing the essential practice into […]

Making the Most of Your Standards with Dr. Donyall Dickey

Need some inspiration for your day? Check out the conversation with @DonyallD on the #3PsinaPod Podcast. Listen closely as they dive into student achievement, instructional leadership, opportunity gaps, and far more! Listen: bit.ly/3psinapod  #edchat @ScholasticEd #Arizonaed #edpod Donyall D. Dickey, Ed.D. is the lead author for Scholastic Literacy and Chief Executive Officer of Educational Epiphany. For more, […]

Why Secondary Literacy Development Must be at the Center of Districtwide Improvement

During my career as a teacher, principal and district administrator, I have seen firsthand that many secondary students experience difficulty reading. Why is this? In trying to answer this crucial question, I’ve come to propose that secondary literacy development must be at the center of districtwide improvement efforts. To confirm my hypothesis and help school […]