NYSCOSS Fall Leadership Meeting 2015


Leading with Courage (A Journey into the Hearts and Minds of Educators)

This week's blog is brought to you by Doug Rosette, Vice President of Sales at Texthelp.

What does it take to be an Educator?  It takes the heart of the Tinman, the brains of the Scarecrow, and the courage of the Lion. This is what hundreds of superintendents agreed on at the recent Fall Leadership Summit of the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), the theme of which was the Wizard of Oz.

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Help Students Master Reading with the new Fluency Tutor for Google


Over 60% of 4th and 8th grade students in the US today score below proficiency in reading (Nation’s Report Card). Unfortunately this statistic hasn’t changed much over the last 20 years and impacts a number of students, including those receiving Special Education services, English Language Learners, and those who have just fallen behind.

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Read&Write is Now Windows 10 Ready


This week, we’ve released an exciting new update to Read&Write for Windows version 11.5. This update provides even more ways for Windows users to access Read&Write – including in the new Windows 10 operating system, the Windows Edge browser, Office 365 in Edge, and on high resolution devices and tablets.

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Prioritizing Student Data

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One of the main priorities of schools today is keeping students safe. Teachers and administrators know how to protect a student’s physical presence and keep them safe in the classroom, but protecting a student’s online, digital presence may be something they’re still trying to figure out. Luckily, this is a challenge that many educational technology providers, including us here at Texthelp, have already risen to.

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Read&Write for Google Chrome is back to school with new features!


With 1.8 million users and counting, Read&Write for Google Chrome™ continues to be the most popular support for struggling readers and writers using Google Apps for Education.

Today we’re happy to announce several updates including three exciting new features that customers have been asking for:

Voice Notes in Google Docs

Word Prediction outside of Google Docs

The ability to switch features on and off

Continue reading for the highlights on everything that’s new in this release.

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3 Keys to Starting the New School Year Off Right


This weeks’ post comes from Jason Gibson, Learning and Behavior Consultant in Nashville, TN. You can find him on Twitter @jasonLgibson Thanks Jason!

Classrooms are coming to back to life again after break and are filled with students brimming full of potential. The potential for incredible success and also the potential for unfortunate failure. Thankfully educators are the captain of their own classroom and this post is meant to provide some encouragement during these critical first weeks. Below you will find three critical keys to starting the year off right.

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