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White Papers from Generation Ready

Find out more about current thinking on the state of education and raising achievement.


  • The most powerful way to raise student achievement is through professional learning. More than ever before, students need effective teaching if they are to develop the higher order thinking skills they will need to be career a...

  • English learners require instructional approaches that change as students develop greater proficiency and become independent learners. To properly implement selected practices, teachers, coaches and site administrators should ...

  • Since the early 1990s, English language learners have increased over 70% in the United States, making them the fastest growing group of students. With 14 million new immigrants arriving in the United States in the last ten yea...

  • In a nation rife with anxiety about the growing income and opportunity gap, and renewed fear of our declining global competitiveness, it is easy to lose sight of the fact there is some good news on the education front - ...

  • The old paradigm of balanced instruction focused on enabling children and teachers to achieve success at school. Today’s paradigm focuses on students achieving college and career readiness in life, beyond school. The old parad...

  • Experts have been debating the best way to teach reading for over fifty years. In reality, there is no single method that will teach all students to read and write successfully. Over the years, various approaches have com...

  • The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) place an increasing emphasis on getting students to independently read the range and complexity of texts required to be college and career ready. The importance of increasing the comple...

  • One of the greatest challenges facing middle and high schools is ensuring students have the comprehension strategies needed to cope in the increasingly complex world of print. The Literacy Common Core State Standards acknowled...

  • The current crisis in adolescent literacy is well documented. There is a significant disparity between the education our students receive and the demands of life in the 21st century. Traditionally, education aims to raise stan...

  • Evidence shows that high-quality teaching is the most important influence schools can have on high-quality outcomes for students with diverse learning needs. Evidence also shows that effective teaching and learning depends on ...

  • By the time young children enter school they are already well along the pathway to becoming literate. From birth children are learning how to learn: they respond to their environment and the reactions of others. This maki...

Press & Articles

  • At the start of the school year the media usually raises the issue about the increasing number of students who are failing to learn to read. The interesting thing is, there is no evidence that standards of achievement in reading are declining. In fact, the evidence shows that there has been a steady increase in fourth grade reading levels since 1988, but “the current difficulties in reading largel...

  • The most powerful way to raise student achievement is through professional learning. Research shows that effective collaborative professional learning for teachers is what distinguishes high performing schools from lower performing schools. That’s the belief underlying a new partnership that is designed to ensure students graduate from high school with the literacy skills necessary to succeed in c...

  • Strong teachers make strong students. That’s the belief underlying a new partnership designed to raise student achievement by developing teachers and school leaders. Generation Ready, one of the nation’s largest providers of professional development and school improvement services, has announced a national partnership with the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) to offer leaders...

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