The Language of Content

Articles from the Speak Agent team that provide classroom resources, implementation strategies, research-based perspectives, and updates regarding our Content+LanguageSM platform.

July 2020 Newsletter

July 07, 2020 | Ben Grimley |

English Learners and Marginalized Learners are in crisis like never before. The first two articles in this issue discuss the nature of the crisis for ELLs, from an academic language perspective, and how Speak Agent aims to mitigate it. Then we dig into the challenges facing Marginalized Learners.

The Language Crisis

carton-4399301_640The achievement gap for English Learners is widening now more than ever. This is being driven by the language deficits inherent in distance learning. Why is this represented by a pile of boxes? Read our analysis to find out.

Bridging the Language Gap

boxSpeak Agent is working to mitigate the slide by addressing the academic language needs of English Learners and other students who have language deficits. Learn how.

The Distance Learning Crisis

distance-learningMuch has been made of recent analyses showing stomach-churning drops in learning gains. Less has been made of the outsized impact on communities of color and low-income households. Get the details.

New Speak Agent Gadgets

sleuth_agentIn June we added "beta" test versions of new activities and features to support math and reading. We're now hard at work finishing up the full slate of Back to School features to be ready for your students.

See examples of the latest learning supports in Speak Agent.

Ben Grimley

Written by Ben Grimley

Ben is CEO and Co-Founder of Speak Agent, Inc.