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Help us coach educators to transform their teaching practice by leveraging technology and game-based learning.
Let’s fulfill our mission to close the gaps that exist for students in low-income communities by connecting school to career, improving literacy, and making learning relevant.
More than 60% of 4th graders score below proficiency in reading (NAEP, 2013). Addressing the literacy gap that emerges in middle school is a key element in closing the opportunity and achievement gaps.
More students fail 9th grade than any other high school grade (National High School Center, 2012). Over one third of all dropouts are lost in 9th grade (AEE, 2014). And for African-American and Hispanic students, dropout rates are close to 40%, compared to the national average of 27% (EPE, 2012).
Rigorous and engaging curriculum provided through games holds great potential to motivate students, especially those struggling with literacy.
Emotional engagement at school is the non-cognitive factor that most directly correlates with academic achievement (Gallup Education, 2013).
Educators need guidance on finding quality content designed to the CCSS and 21st century learning skills; accessing and working with blended learning tools; and using embedded assessments and data to drive and improve instruction.
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Summer Acceleration Coordinator and Special Education Department Chair, Farragut Career Academy, Chicago Public Schools
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Chicago Public School Student
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Chicago Public School Student
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New York, NY
“For many of our students, [Classroom Inc.] is the biggest reason that they attend Saturday and weekday after-school classes.”
Principal of the Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports
“The program engages learners and prepares them for collaborative work in the job market.”
NYC Public Schools
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