WordFlight drives significant student gains in Leander ISD in Texas

Cecile Williams

Leander Independent School District in Texas has experienced explosive growth in recent years, resulting in the opening of several new schools. But as the district’s student population has increased, so have the number of students who need additional support in reading and instruction. Jennifer Abramson—the Secondary English Language Arts Coordinator for Leander ISD—and her colleagues realized that some students decoded … Read More

Improving Outcomes for Struggling Readers at Crossroads Park Elementary

Cecile Williams

Dr. Bob Davis, Principal at Crossroads Park Elementary in West Des Moines, Iowa, has devoted his career to providing equity in education for all students.  He has a long history of turning around underperforming schools that share common challenges of high poverty levels, limited preschool experience prior to kindergarten, and low student achievement. Understanding that reading proficiency is the gateway … Read More