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Reading Drives Results for Oklahoma Schools

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In our last column, we discussed fostering a love of reading by taking time to read in summer’s last days. This week, school children have begun heading back to class. Parents of third graders may already be thinking about the third grade reading ass...
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A Simple but Powerful Class Opening Activity

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Here's a good idea from the George Lucas Educational Foundation's website: Edutopia.org comes an article by Alex Shervrin Venet. The rose and thorn check-in is a quick strategy for building community and developing student voice. "At the st...
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Sandra Valentine at Idabel Central Elementary

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Our facilitator, Sandra Valentine, had a great professional development day at Idabel Central Elementary (Wednesday). We are looking forward to a great new school year!
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Welcome, Minco Elementary School

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Welcome Minco Elementary School to the Alpha Plus family! Our NEW Partner School: partnering in the education of their children.
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Thanks to the Edmond Sun for sharing Jan's Column

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Jan Barrick's column titled: "Skip the Cram Session: Slow Down and Read in Summer's Last Days" is garnering more praise and attentions. Thanks to The Edmond Sun for sharing our founder Jan Barrick's column about reading with your child in summer's la...
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At Alpha Plus, We Use Data to Help Schools Make the Grade!

Our system helps teachers and administrators identify students who need remediation in real time. We even pinpoint the specific OAS objectives that need improvement!

That's why Alpha Plus schools have outperformed the state average every year of the A-F Report Cards.