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Buffalo Elementary School of Technology Revitalization Under Way

JP is very proud to announce our newest initiative - working with Buffalo School #6, Elementary School of Technology. We are very excited to be working alongside Ms. Brown, the principal, and her dedicated staff to improve student performance in a School Restart effort.

School #6 was one of the first schools built by the Buffalo Board of Education in 1839. In 1977, School #6 became one of the first magnet schools and was named Academic Challenge Center. Twenty years later, the school coordinator began an initiative in order to revitalize the school. In an effort to prepare students for the future, School #6 became the first elementary technology magnet and was renamed Buffalo Elementary School of Technology.

JP is part of a collaborative effort with Research to Practice, a not-for- profit organization which "transforms schools and makes them successful for both teachers and students through training and support, strategically guided by research based, field tested strategies." Research to Practice and partners submitted and secured a grant to oversee the restart efforts. Additional partners in this effort include McGraw-Hill Education, Global Partners and EPIC.

President Janie Feinberg says, "JP is looking forward with great enthusiasm to working on this newest endeavor. It is a chance to put all of our experience and expertise to work in a comprehensive approach to school improvement!"

This article was taken from the October 2012 issue of our RSN Newsletter. You can view the issue by clicking here.

Coaching in Atlantic City

coachingonstepsHere's a picture of JP's Executive Director of Professional Development, Barbara Proctor, coaching at Oceanside Charter School in Atlantic City, New Jersey on a beautiful sunny day!

This was taken from the October 2012 issue of our RSN Newsletter. You can view the issue by clicking here.

Kudos to Wilmot Elementary for their Video Skit on Literacy

Kendra Streeter, DI Coordinator of Wilmot Elementary in Arkansas, shared this super cool video of a skit created by the first grade teacher as part of the school's Annual Literacy Program. Accoding to Ms. Streeter, each classroom was asked to present a skit, song or some type of production for the program.

Although the first graders' skit in this video is considered a comedy (watch it and see!), Ms. Streeter reports that many of the parents could see the difference that Direct Instruction was making in their children's reading skills and lives.

The school, a long time JP Partner School, uses Reading Mastery as the core of their reading study, which they have found to be "very effective in providing our students with the strategies and skills required to build a solid foundation in reading," says Ms. Streeter. Coincidenally, they also use JP as part of their professional development program.

Click here to see this fabulous and entertaining video of first grade readers!

This article was taken from the June 7th issue of our RSN Newsletter. You can view the issue by clicking here.

Della Lamb Charter School Makes Great Strides with Language for Writing

Here's something to celebrate - Della Lamb Charter School has observed amazing progress in their second graders' writing skills! Principal Jennifer Wilson shared the following information with us in a recent email:

"During the 2010-2011 school year, Della Lamb Charter School began implementing the Language for Writing program for all second grade students. All second grade students were placed at Lesson 1 in Language for Writing at the beginning of the school year." During the 2011-2012 school year, significant growth in its second grade students was observed, as measured by a Quarterly Writing Assessment. The school-level writing assessment is directly aligned to the Missouri Grade Level Expectations and the Common Core State Standards. The school expects to see similar gains reflected on the annual state assessment for students who have completed the Language for Writing program.

This article was taken from the May 15th issue of our RSN Newsletter. You can view the issue by clicking here.

The Plain Talk About Reading Institute

Join JP in beautiful New Orleans for the 2012 Plain Talk About Reading Institute! This year, JP will be presenting Problem Solving in a Culture of Change and Supporting Students with Autism in the Regular Classroom: Elements for Literacy.

Join Doug Blancero and Omar Tabb as they present Problem Solving in a Culture of Change. This interactive breakout session will show participants how to use problem solving models that will also serve as team building and coherency building strategies that can be implemented immediately upon return to their schools.

Janie Feinberg, David Whiting and Natalie Beach will present Supporting Students with Autism, which will familiarize attendees with the core elements of a current, successful model for preparing and supporting regular classroom teachers who currently struggle to meet the needs of mainstreamed students on the Autism Spectrum.

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