Innovation

Meeting the Needs of Struggling Students

This is the eighth blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum. 

When students are below or at risk of falling below grade level in one or more subject, it’s an immense challenge for teachers to meet their needs while continuing to meet the needs of the rest of the students in their class. If struggling students don’t get the support they need, they often lose motivation, fall further behind, score lower on high stakes exams and become at risk of dropping out.

Meeting the Diverse Needs of Middle School Students

This is the sixth blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum. 

Ninth grade is the make-or-break year for high school students. Incoming ninth graders who are unprepared for high school coursework are more likely to drop out, and this trajectory begins in middle school. Every course failed in eighth grade increases the odds of non-promotion from ninth to tenth grade by 16 percent. However, students who finish ninth grade on track are four times more likely to graduate from high school.

Apex Learning: A Global Pioneer in Virtual Learning

Insights Success — 2018 — Based in Seattle, USA and founded in 1997, Apex Learning is a forerunner in digital curriculum for secondary education. Apex Learning has a 20-years history of partnering with school districts to improve educational outcomes. The digital curriculum is proven to help districts to increase graduation rates, close achievement gaps, and expand learning opportunities for middle and high school students. From struggling to advanced, all students in Apex Learning are prepared for the next course, next test, and the next step.

Innovating to Better Meet the Needs of English Language Learners

This is the fourth blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum. 

More than 36 languages are spoken at Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas, which has a large population of students who are from families granted refuge or asylum. While it’s common to have ELL students in today’s classrooms, educators say they are struggling now more than ever to fulfill the academic and social-emotional needs of this increasingly diverse student group.