Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2018 Really Ready Video Contest! We are delighted to announce we received a wide selection of excellent videos highlighting how your school or district is preparing students for the next step. We learned how digital curriculum is supporting your students make the transition from middle school to high school, to successfully graduate from high school and for life beyond secondary school.
Are today’s students really ready for college, work, and life? CEO Cheryl Vedoe posed this question in a guest post for the MDR thought leadership blog, Voice from the Industry. In her column she encourages readers to celebrate the increasing graduation rates, but also to recognize the fact that many students are still not graduating prepared or ready for the next step in college and career.
“An equitable system does not treat all students in a standardized way, but differentiates instruction, services, and resources to respond effectively to the diverse needs of students, so that each student can develop his or her full academic and societal potential.” —Learning Policy Institute report
Districts and schools across the country have made it a core focus to equip students with the 21st century skills they’ll need to achieve success after high school. But every student is different, mastering content in different ways and at different paces. To ensure that every student learns what they need to be successful and graduates prepared for the future, classroom teachers must personalize instruction to meet the needs of all students.