Long-Struggling Nevada ELLs See Great Progress with MindPlay

District Profile: District: Nye County (NV) School District Student Population: enrolled 5,393; special needs, 15%; ELL, 9%; economically challenged, 80% Schools: 17 District Characteristics: urban, suburban and rural; low performance Educator Profiled: Richard Wiley, Director of Student Achievement, Alternative and Adult Education When Richard Wiley assumed his role as Director of Student Achievement, Alternative and Adult Education in […]

Special Education Facilitator Sees Broad Skill Growth with MindPlay

District Profile: District: Spring Branch ISD, Houston, TX Student Population: • 35,000 Students • 54.4% at-risk • diverse, with large percentage of EL learners • socio-economic: wide range, from high to low Julie White is the Special Education facilitator for Spring Branch ISD in the greater Houston area. With a background as a reading teacher […]

Ohio Middle and Elementary Students See Up to Four Times Greater Reading Growth with MindPlay

Reading Challenge: An Ohio district is faced with 129 identified middle and elementary school struggling readers. District Profile: 1100 students; Grades K-12; 40% Free/Reduced Lunch The Story: At Cardinal Local School District, in Middlefield, OH, Speech Therapist Dr. Melissa Butler is in charge of screening and providing interventions for struggling grade three-through-eight students. In September 2017, […]

National Reading Month Success Series: District Sees Growth of Three-Plus Grade Levels in Reading for More Than 100 Students During 12 Week Pilot

EL, struggling and non-struggling students all showed dramatic gains with personalized diagnoses and instructional pathways. March 15, 2018, Tucson, AZ—MindPlay online reading and literacy publisher announces dramatic district-wide gains for EL, struggling and grade-level readers at Indiana’s South Bend Community School Corporation. A large urban, diverse, high-poverty district of 18,000 students, South Bend serves a […]

National Reading Month Success Series: Middle School Struggling Readers Average Two Years’ Grade Level Growth in One Semester

Special Education and struggling readers make dramatic reading gains with MindPlay literacy online program March 7, 2018, Tucson, AZ—MindPlay online reading and literacy publisher announces dramatic gains for struggling students at the grade six-through-eight Lou Mendive Middle School in Reno, Nevada. In August, the average reading level for most Mendive English language learners was third […]

Third Grade Students Learn the Power of Words and Literacy

Reading Challenge: Maintaining consistency in serving a highly transient student population with a large number of English language learners. At Red Rock Elementary School in Gallup, New Mexico, third grade teacher and MindPlay Administrator Grace Lueras is challenged with ensuring her large population of English Language Learners (ELL) and students from transient families receive the […]

Tech-Savvy Intervention Program Manager Harnesses Grapevine for Educator Buy-In

Reading Challenge: Promoting the use of MindPlay as a K-12 reading solution. Houston Independent School District’s Intervention Program Manager, Mary Miner, says it was viral communication about MindPlay’s success that inspired more and more schools to adopt it as a reading solution. “We never mandated the use of MindPlay but allowed word of mouth to […]

An Elementary School Principal Leads a School-Wide Literacy Transformation

The Challenges: When Dr. Sonya Campbell first arrived at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville, South Carolina in the fall of 2013, she faced a slew of challenges. The 450 Kindergarten-through-fifth grade student population was 98 percent high-poverty, 52 percent learning disabled, and 60 percent English language learners (ELL). “Just about all our students were below […]