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IMSE and Mississippi schools

IMSE routinely offers in-school and off-site trainings at locations around the U.S. throughout the year. The Journal recently caught up with instructor Michele Wenger about her training with teachers of the Pontotoc County School District in northeastern Mississippi.
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Michigan Governor to sign a bill holding back failing third graders

Michigan is expected this week to join at least 16 other states that have passed bills into laws calling for public schools to hold back students who fail literacy proficiency testing.
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Orton-Gillingham in the General Education Classroom

Many school districts are unlocking the power of Orton-Gillingham reading instruction—and not just in remedial or one-on-one settings, but in their general education classrooms. The Journal takes an in-depth look at one public school system in Ridgefield, New Jersey, that is reaping…
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Because You Can’t, You Won’t and You Don’t Stop: Hip-hop in the Classroom

Students and teachers are using Hip-hop as a dynamic, fun and innovative way to boost reading confidence and increase vocabulary.
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Children’s Books on Women in Government

These have been historic times in America: Hillary Clinton recently became the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. But as the candidate herself observed, her achievement did not happen in a vacuum: “It belongs to generations of women and men…
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Guest Column: Books for a First Year Teacher

IMSE’s own Allison Pajor knows what it’s like to be a first year teacher—the excitement, the pressure. She led classrooms for five years at Michigan’s Wayne-Westland Community School District in 5th grade and special education.  In her Journal Guest Column, Allison shares three…
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