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Supporting the Learning Needs of Multilingual Learners

While the number of multilingual learners in American schools has increased over the last twenty years, unfortunately, the achievement gap has remained unchanged. In September 2023, members of our Literacy, Science, and Math teams attended the English Learners Success Forum Fall Institute. The two days of intensive sessions provided attendees with in-depth training about how…

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By the Numbers: A Look at Fiscal Year 2024

Jay Diskey, Diskey Public Affairs

Federal & State Funding for K-12 Education for the Next Academic Year After two years of record-breaking hikes in K-12 funding, federal and state education budget increases are beginning to moderate. Now, as schools begin the next academic year across the country, education providers are anxious to see how school district spending may be affected….

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Science of Reading Legislation Moves Forward

Jay Diskey, Diskey Public Affairs

New Initiatives in Major States A record number of proposals supporting the Science of Reading (SoR) moved forward in state legislatures this year with major initiatives passing in Ohio, Georgia, Oregon, and Wisconsin. The new measures bring to more than 40 the number of states that have “SoR” programs. As noted in one of our…

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Thinking Globally for English Language teaching materials

by Rebecca Durose-Croft, Managing Editor, Westchester Education UK & International

Why English Language teaching materials benefit from an international approach The Westchester Education teams ­– based in the UK and in the US – are continuously collaborating to find the best and most effective solutions for our clients. Drawing on our vast experience of producing ELT materials in both teams, we have delved into the…

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ASU+GSV = The Best Education Conference

Christina DeYoung, Director, Client Solutions

I’ve attended many education conferences but ASU+GSV is the best. When I say “the best” I mean connections, thought leadership, and overall value. To put it another way, I spent 54 hours traveling roundtrip (the airlines being what they are today) for 15 hours of conference time. Still worth it. Why? First, one of the…

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ASU-GSV 2023: Collaborative Energy

Kevin J. Gray, President and Chief Content Officer

It was great to see ASU-GSV back at pre-pandemic levels. It was the most energetic conference we’ve seen since 2020, and in typical ASU-GSV fashion, even random conversations were interesting and shed light on new, different, or evolving parts of the market. A couple of topics stood out. AI, of course, was on everyone’s radar. Chat GPT was the…

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2023 ASU-GSV Summit

by Kevin Schroeder, Director, Client Solutions

Having recently taken part in my first ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego, I had the opportunity to meet with current clients and future clients, attend multiple engaging and thought-provoking sessions, and network with a wide variety of forward-thinking individuals who are shaping the future of how students will learn. This was the most widely attended…

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BETT 2023 – Trending Topics

Kevin J. Gray, President and Chief Content Officer

We recently exhibited at BETT 2023, with this year’s event welcoming the largest ever audience of people within the education and ed tech sectors, from start-ups to well-known international technology and publishing companies. Our team enjoyed many productive conversations with attendees, learning about their companies’ growth strategies. These are a few key observations that came…

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Science of Reading Legislation Surges at State Level

By Jay Diskey, Diskey Public Affairs

Among the many types of education bills moving forward in statehouses this spring are a record number of proposals supporting the science of reading. To date, more than 80 science of reading bills have been introduced, which is more than twice the number of “SoR” measures introduced at the state level in 2022. The number…

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