Tracy Haynes was held back in 6th grade, struggling with spelling and reading.

Tracy recalls that, as a student, many people questioned her ability to succeed until a new teacher, Mrs. Leevy, showed her that she had the power to master spelling, reading, and anything else that came her way.

The experience made Tracy want to become a teacher. “I know that children who struggle can overcome their challenges. I’m living proof. EL Education’s curriculum has changed me as a teacher, pushing my own growth mindset. It pulled me off the stage and put my students on the stage. They’re leading conversations and thinking through their own answers and processes. Even if they don’t get it right the first time, they keep trying.”

“EL Education’s curriculum has changed me as a teacher, pushing my own growth mindset. It pulled me off the stage and put my students on the stage. They’re leading conversations and thinking through their own answers and processes. Even if they don’t get it right the first time, they keep trying.”

Tracy attributes the transformation to the well-thought-out progression of the curriculum, the richness of the accompanying texts, and the EL Education classroom protocols that lay the foundation for constructive conversations.

She says that one of the major benefits of the EL Education curriculum is that it frees up her time to focus on individual student needs. “Before using the curriculum, I had to create my own lessons, which took a lot of time.

Now I don’t have to spend all my time creating a lesson from scratch. I can focus on thinking through each lesson, determining where my students are going to struggle and what I need to do to make it accessible to them.”

Tracy believes that the curriculum is preparing her students for success in life. “It is broadening my students’ thinking away from the fixed mindset of ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can.’ It‘s opening doors and fostering their ability to take risks and dream big.”

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Growing Literacy Partnerships

EL Education partners with schools to transform literacy education into a powerful experience for teachers and their students, grounded in our top-rated literacy curriculum.

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Our New Literacy Curriculum Launches and Receives Top Rating

EL Education’s groundbreaking K-5 Language Arts Curriculum launches and receives top scores by the independent reviewer EdReports.org, building on the success of our Grades 3-8 ELA Curriculum (First Edition).

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330 schools
150,000+
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In Literacy Partnerships

Literacy Partnerships:
Compelling Curriculum + Professional
Support

In a rigorous independent study by Mathematica Policy Research, teachers who received professional support from EL Education to implement our English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum were found to outperform a control group in key areas after just one year. These findings from an ongoing impact study indicate that EL Education empowers both novice and veteran teachers to help students meet higher standards. These groundbreaking results suggest powerful new pathways to imagining and nurturing teacher potential.

Teacher used reading activities focused on the meaning of the text

EL Education 74%
Control 40%

Students did close readings of text to look for answers to specific questions

EL Education 70%
Control 47%

Students cited text evidence to support their responses

EL Education 59%
Control 23%

Teacher asked students to reread the text

EL Education 74%
Control 44%

The observed lesson involved developing students’ content knowledge

EL Education 37%
Control 16%

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