The 2021 Fast ForWord Software Changes Explained

The 2021 Fast ForWord Software Changes Explained

Upgrades to Accelerate the Pace of Student Gains Since Adobe’s announcement in 2017 that it would no longer support its Flash Media Player after 2020, designers and web-based program coders have been working overtime to move programs and websites to HTML5 format. ...

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Do You Know Why Your Child is Misbehaving in School?

Do You Know Why Your Child is Misbehaving in School?

Sometimes You Need to Look Beyond the Misbehavior As a parent, it’s always tough when you get a call from an educator or read a comment on a report card about your child misbehaving in school. In these situations, remedying the issue is often a stumbling block. Do you...

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Summer Slide or Summer Stride?

Summer Slide or Summer Stride?

A Year of Lost Ground For Many You are probably aware of summer reading and learning loss - the notorious "summer slide," where learning momentum is slowed.  This applies to the high percentage of children who don't love reading and who don't read independently over...

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Children Learning From Home – Tips and Tricks

Children Learning From Home – Tips and Tricks

How to Create a Productive Remote Learning Environment When the switch to remote learning first happened in 2020, parents had little time to prepare. However, now children learning from home could well become a regular part of the school year - for snow days and the...

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Finding State Funding Changes Caleb’s Life

Finding State Funding Changes Caleb’s Life

A Mother Takes on the System, Her Son is the Winner Caleb is an eight year old boy who has been diagnosed with executive function disorder, dysgraphia, and attention challenges. Caleb and his brother, Jaden, were born prematurely with significant medical...

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How to Avoid Summer School – Antonio’s Story

How to Avoid Summer School – Antonio’s Story

by Danielle Meaney & Geoffrey Nixon A Good Work Ethic Was Not Enough Antonio was a 2nd grade student struggling to meet expectations in school, even though he is a hard worker.  He struggled in class and had a hard time paying attention - including having an ADD...

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Rose is Taken Off the “Danger of Retention” List

Rose is Taken Off the “Danger of Retention” List

Rose's Story of Success The only thing that we did that was different was work with Gemm. It changed our lives. Gemm Learning recently interviewed the mother of Rose, an 8-year old girl who struggled with reading problems and learning difficulties from an early age. ...

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Recognizing Delays – Why This Year is Different

Recognizing Delays – Why This Year is Different

Teachers can track... when your child's in class Added to the stress of managing learning from home in 2020/21 is the role families are having to play as observers, assessing whether their children are on track or falling behind.  At school, teachers are constantly...

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