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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!  

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“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 […]

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Lexia. Changing the Future. Now…. in video!

What’s Lexia Learning, and how can it help your Kentucky learners? New video overview explains the Lexia 411! Want to learn more about how Lexia can help your Kentucky leaders? Contact Academic Edge. We know how. We can help.

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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 […]

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THE Journal Readers Choice Platinum Awards

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 […]

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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 […]

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Symphony Math Now Available from The Academic Edge

Some of you have been asking us for quite awhile if we have a math program like Lexia and Reading Plus. Well, we’re really excited to tell you, YES, WE DO! We are now the reseller for Symphony Math, a program that covers the math curriculum for K through 5th grade.

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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 […]

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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.

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Lexia Reading News You Can Use: Lexia, Data Export, Ugandan Orphans, Academic Edge and more….

What do a Shark Tank, Ugandan Orphans, Lexia Core5 and Academic Edge have in common? They are all in this month’s Lexia News You Can Use, provided by Lexia Learning. Usage Winners, Including Academic Edge’s own… Lexia is hosting a usage contest, and this month’s winners include the Academic Edge’s own All the rest of […]

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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! […]

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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.

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Academic Edge receives accolades at Reading Plus conference

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 […]

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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 […]

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Can’t Login to Lexia Core5? Check your Caps. Lexia passwords are now case sensitive.

Scholastic has upgraded its password protocols and Lexia logins are now case sensitive. So if you password happens to have capital letters in it, it would have let you login in the past with all lower case. Not anymore… having trouble? Contact the Academic Edge for help with your Lexia logins.

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Lexia V2 Released Sept 26. Check out the new cool stuff!

Lexia recently rolled out a whole new version, 2.0! From enhanced support for ELL, to just making all our lives easier, here’s the skinny on the new version of Lexia Core5… Need to sign up or renew? Contact the Academic Edge today.

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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?

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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 […]

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Let’s talk about sex: Sexual health topics among adolescents and youth development professionals

New research article by Academic Edge team members describes sexual health issues teens talk about in community-based organizations. Sex. It’s everywhere. It’s, well, what we do. But we don’t talk about it. Or do we? Kids certainly do, and in the darnedest places. And not just the sex thing, but sexual health. The issues identified included relationships, […]

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Reading Plus March News and Tips

Setting exceptions for spring break, keeping students honest, and a close look at West Port High School. It’s the March edition of Reading Plus’s teacher newsletter! Academic Edge, Inc., Kentucky’s leading provider of school-based reading solutions and support brings you this month’s edition of the Reading Plus Teacher Newsletter. Lots of new stuff, all in […]

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Blended learning? Flipped classrooms? Personalized instruction? What’s the scoop?

What is Blended learning? How about Flipped classrooms? Or Personalized instruction?  The terminology surrounding these new, technology-driven instructional models can be confusing—and potentially overwhelming. Words. Phrases. What do they mean? How can they help me teach better? Blended, flipped, personalized? Huh? The terms are zipping around, online, face to face, everywhere. So, what do they […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Suicide & Faith Leaders: Academic Edge discusses what faith leaders do to make a difference and how researchers and developers can help.

Academic Edge discussed its multi-year suicide prevention research project at annual national conference of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2014. “Faith Leaders play a key role in suicide prevention,” says Rick Goldsworthy, Director of Research & Development at the Academic Edge, Inc., “They are often the first, and frequently only, person to whom […]

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What do sex, kids, and community based organizations have in common? A lot, according to Academic Edge… check it out!

Sex in the CBO: Community Based Organizations as Avenues for Addressing Sexual Health “Sexual health is a problem in the US. Kids get pregnant. Kids get diseases. Kids are in unhealthy relationships. We aren’t doing enough. Maybe we don’t know how, maybe we don’t care, or maybe we just duck and cover, pulling the ostrich maneuver and […]

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