The Challenge of the Third Grade Reading Challenge

We want all kids to read well by the end of third grade, the year when reading abilities can predict the likeliness of high school graduation. The idea is so important that 18 states and the District of Columbia have mandatory third-grade retention policies requiring...

Is College Still Worth It? A TED Talk by Jason Lange

In February 2018, BloomBoard co-founder and president, Jason Lange, had the opportunity to speak at TEDx Wilmington. The conference theme was Education Possible and brought together educators, students, parents, and other community members to explore the positive...

Changing Mindsets: Dormancy May Lead to a Super Bloom

A principal at an educational seminar made this comment, “Our teachers are lazy. They don’t want more training.” I think he’s dead wrong. Teachers may feel like they are stuck in a rut, but I believe that what appears to be a barren desert may actually be a super...