Academic Edge and Kentucky Reading Teachers: 10 Years; 120,000 readers. We’re Better Together!
Wow! Thank you Kentucky for helping us grow from a handful of classes in 2008, to supporting more than 100,000 Kentucky readers using Lexia Learning today! It’s amazing how time flies when you are having fun, right? And reading is fun! Especially when you are able to read efficiently and effectively, which is what the […]Read more »
Reading Plus: The perfect solution for Kentucky and Ohio RTI programs
Reading Plus goes above and beyond to meet the needs of Response to Intervention (RtI) programs. Intervention is essential to help students change the way they read before they fall further behind. Reading Plus supports RTI programs by: offering assessment, intervention, and individualized instruction. assigning each student differentiated texts that match his or her reading level, […]Read more »
AEI Sponsors KASA School Grants, Due April 28
Kentucky Schools, Get Your Academic Edge on with a Grant from KASA! Academic Edge is a sponsor of $2500 grants from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. Applications are due by April 28th! Does your school/district have students who are working to give back to the community in which they live? Or maybe, they have […]Read more »
Ky Tags Academic Edge Client Liberty Elementary as Model Site
Liberty ES, located in Lexington, Kentucky, and an Academic Edge client, has been tagged as a model site for Kentucky educational best practices. “Liberty is currently the only school in the state to boast a score of “exemplary practice” for their RTI,” according to Principal Gerry Brooks. Liberty has worked with the Academic Edge and […]Read more »
Kentucky’s own Bonnieville Elementary Rocks the Lexia Reading Usage Awards
Bonnieville rose to the top among schools from all over the region. Mrs. Holli Butler’s 1/2 Class won a National Lexia Reading Usage award. Kansas? Well, this Kentucky (class) beat Kansas! Alabama? Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma? They rocked them all. Read better Kentucky. Lexia Learning, and the Academic Edge!Read more »
“Are teachers becoming obsolete?” asks article….
“Are teachers becoming obselete?” asks article. Of course not! But the way we teach has been changing, mostly for the better, for decades…. Paul Barnwell, in an article in The Atlantic, reflects: Leaving my school building the other day, I had an unexpected realization: Perhaps a computer was a more effective teacher than I currently […]Read more »
Kentucky’s Southside Elementary wins Lexia Share Your Story Contest. Pizza party!
Reading, Cheering, Making a Difference: Ms. Cole’s Southside Elementary did it all in style! What do 15 students in South Central Kentucky have in common? There class bested all others at the Lexia Reading Share Your Story challenge, that’s what! And earned a pizza party in the process. Reading is awesome. Reading and pizza, even better! Share […]Read more »
Lexia Learning Wins Big in 3 Categories
Lexia Learning Wins Big in 3 Categories Are you using the best reading programs for your Kentucky schools? Lexia was named a Platinum winner in three categories of the T.H.E. Journal 2016 Readers’ Choice Award. “As one of many fans reported, platinum winner Lexia’s literacy program ‘is valuable mainly for the students, but it is […]Read more »
2016 Reading Plus Turkey Trot Contest. Nov 21-Dec 11
Get Your Post Turkey Read on with Academic Edge and Reading Plus Reading Plus Turkey Trot Contest: Monday, November 21st – Sunday, December 11th All classes are invited to participate in the 2016 Reading Plus Turkey Trot contest! This contest provides a focused opportunity for your students to increase their average number of completed SeeReader […]Read more »
How’d Kentucky do with Lexia Reading in 2015-16? Awesome, of course….
Lexia Reading Core5 Progress Report Key Findings Over 36,000 students in grades K–5 used the Lexia Reading Core5® (Core5) blended learning program as recommended during the 2015/16 school year in 282 schools across Kentucky. Students of all abilities made substantial progress in Core5 across the year: The percentage of students who were classified as working […]Read more »
What are kentucky readers reading? RP says mysteries top the list!
What did Kentucky students choose to read this school year? Which stories inspired them? Which categories were this year’s favorites? Kentucky Reading Plus students get to choose what they read, and here is what they chose in 2016.Read more »
Southern Elementary wins Lexia Reading Contest
Ms. Carter’s third grade class one of 8 best among over 4000 classrooms in National Lexia Usage Contest Wow, nice work Carters Braves! You all demonstrated what can happen when blended learning, an excellent online reading platform, and motivated learners get together for a party: success! So, enjoy your pizza party…. and keep on reading! […]Read more »
Computers in the Schools: Lexia Core 5 Fosters Significant Gains in Reading Comprehension
Computers in the Schools study results strongly suggest Lexia Core5 can improve early elementary literacy outcomes over teacher-led instruction alone. These difference aren’t just stats. There’s meaningful, real world, differences in gains (as measured by Cohen’s d effect sizes), for reading comprehension among the groups as a whole and especially for ELL students.Read more »
Academic Edge receives Reading Plus President’s Award, Teamwork Award, and is named a Top RP Support team.
Academic Edge received accolades at Reading Plus conference. Teamwork Award, President’s Award. You help us be the best we can be, so how can we continue to help you? Academic Edge was 1 of the top six Reading Plus customer sales and support teams. Academic Edge also won the Teamwork Award for being the top collaborator with […]Read more »
Reading Plus Highlighted in Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center Strategies that Work
Quick share for today from the Academic Edge: Reading Plus was highlighted in a couple of reports from The Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC). The ARCC is working with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to assist in building capacity to utilize more effective practices in order to better benefit students and create sustainability within […]Read more »
Who won Academic Edge’s Ky Reading Plus and Lexia Core5 Literacy Challenges?
We issued a literacy challenge for this winter and spring. Who could improve their reading outcomes most by optimizing use of Reading Plus or Lexia Core5 reading support software? Over one hundred schools participated, many led during the different months of the challenge, but who won?Read more »
Kentucky’s March 2015 Leading Reading Schools have the Academic Edge
Wow! Lots of reading going on in Kentucky! Academic Edge congratulates the March 2015 reading leaders. Reading Plus Top 10 Boston ES (Nelson Co.): 17 Pulaski Co. HS (Pulaski Co.): 14 Northern MS (Pulaski Co.):13 Eminence ISD: 12 Southern MS (Pulaski Co.): 12 Huntertown ES (Woodford Co.): 11 Pulaski ES (Pulaski Co.): 11 Trigg County […]Read more »
North Butler Schools Rock Learning During Snow Days with Lexia Learning!
What do you do when schools closes (again!) for snow and winter weather? If you are an Academic Edge school, you issue a Lexia challenge and keep kids reading, of course! That’s exactly what North Butler Elementary School did. NBES LEXIA SNOW CHALLENGE: The snow didn’t keep many North Butler kids from learning to be proficient […]Read more »
Leaders of the Pack Rnd 1: Top Lexia & Reading Plus Kentucky Schools
[/section] [section] The Lexia Top 10! 1. Nelson: Bloomfield ES- 91% 2. Pulaski: Nancy ES 90% 3. Pulaski: Burnside ES 88% 4. Pulaski: Shopville ES 86% 5. Lewis: Lewis County Central ES 85% Up and Coming 6. Wayne County: Bell ES 84% 7. Pulaski: Pulaski ES 82% 8. Nelson: Boston ES 82% 9. Grayson: HW […]Read more »
Principal and Teacher of the Year use Reading Plus: Could a Kentucky teacher be next?
NASSP National Principal of Year and FRAHS Teacher of the Year use Reading Plus to help readers read better, at a better pace, and master basic needs, and exceed their potential! Could your school be next? Tell us your story, and in the meantime, check out West Port High School’s story! Reading Plus, the online […]Read more »
Rockstar Pulaski Co. Hub School: Uses Reading Plus & Lexia, wants to share!
Academic Edge client Rockstar Pulaski Co. Hub School: Uses Reading Plus & Lexia, wants to share! From persistently low performing to a model for others. How did Pulaski Co High School do it? Named as one of 2 recent hub schools for Kentucky, PCHS is ready to host any visiting schools wanting to learn more. Oh, […]Read more »