Student Achievement

How Partnering With a Local University Saved This School From Closure

In 2015, East Upper and Lower Schools—formerly East High School—in Rochester, New York entered into a unique partnership between the New York State Education Department, Rochester City School District and the University of Rochester. This Educational Partnership Organization aims to curtail a trend of academic underperformance and high rates of truancy, absenteeism and dropout, which …

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Are the Kids Alright? A Check-Up on Our Nation’s Reading Health [Quiz]

This quiz is part of the upcoming EdSurge guide, What Does Reading Well Look Like? Some worry that the written word is disappearing amid the many technological advancements of the information age—that scrolling and texting have replaced reading and writing. And of course, the fear among many is that younger generations suffer the greatest consequences …

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Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021

Illuminate Education will stop support for its student information system in two years, before the 2021 school year. In an email sent Tuesday morning, the company notified customers to plan for a replacement for the Illuminate Student Information product, also known as ISI. The email, signed by Illuminate CEO Christine Willig, says customers must switch …

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Why Data Interoperability Is Critical for Districts—and How It Transforms Student Learning

Imagine that you are going on a journey. You’re headed somewhere you have visited a few times before, but your memory is fuzzy on the exact directions to take—so you use your navigation app. As you set out, it’s easy to become distracted by your favorite podcast or roadside attractions. You encounter some construction that …

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