Voices from the Past: Learning Black History from Those Who Lived It

| By Rebecca Parks | In August 2019, the New York Times Magazine published a long-form journalism project, known as the 1619 Project, on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved persons from Africa to colonial Virginia. The collection of essays, commentaries, and poems aimed to reorient U.S. history to centralize slavery’s … Read more

Product Update: New Tests and Updates for Peterson’s Products

The following tests have recently been added to the Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep and Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep products: Teaching Praxis Early Childhood Education Exam Prep Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Exam Prep Praxis Middle School: Content Knowledge Exam Prep Praxis Parapro Exam Prep Advanced Placement (AP) AP Art History Practice … Read more

Product Update: Gale Analytics: Community Insights

The Gale Analytics team is excited to share that on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, multi-branch library systems using Gale Analytics:Community Insights will be able to export one Tableau Reader output for their entire system, filterable by branch. What Does This Update Mean for Users?Customers will be able to run the report for all libraries within … Read more

Support the Whole Child with Essential SEL Resources

| By Gale Staff | Where do you turn when you’re struggling? For students in schools today, the answer isn’t always simple. One in five teens in the United States suffer from mental health challenges. But according to the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, more than 75% don’t seek help.1 That’s one of the reasons Heather … Read more

Updated DISCovering Authors Content Added to Gale In Context: High School

| By Jason Everett | The K12 Gale In Context team has added enhancements to customer-favorite resources in Gale In Context: High School. We’ve updated 73 biographies and plot summaries from some of the most popular and highly searched literature content in Gale’s DISCovering Authors—including new Critical Thinking Questions and sidebars. Headings and subheadings have … Read more

Diversity a Focus in Gale In Context

In August, we shared how our content team continues to enhance Gale resources and introduce measures to eliminate implicit racial bias in Gale-curated content, and reaffirm our ongoing commitment to quality. These efforts have continued, and we wanted to share a handful of recent content additions made to the Gale In Context family of products. … Read more

Now Available! Video-Based Social and Emotional Learning and Career-Readiness Curriculum Solution to Support Schools’ Most Urgent Needs

| By Lemma Shomali, Senior Director, Product Management & Strategy | Social and emotional learning (SEL) has never been more important. Educators recognize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students’ emotional health and are taking action to help them find support and build the resilience they need to navigate uncertainty. Emphasizing social development helps … Read more

Panna Maria: America’s Oldest Polish Settlement

| By Tara Atterberry | In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reported more than 9 million Americans of Polish ancestry living in the United States4, concentrated in larger urban areas of the Midwest and Northeast, such as Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio; South Bend, Indiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; and New York … Read more

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Year-round with Gale In Context: Biography

| By Tara Atterberry | In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson enacted the observance of Hispanic Heritage Week to honor the millions of Americans of South and Central American, Spanish, Mexican, and Caribbean heritage. Twenty years later, the Reagan administration expanded the celebration to a span full month, September 15 through October 15, and renamed … Read more

Climate Change and Health

| By Brenda Wilmoth Lerner | We’re entering the peak of hurricane season on the Gulf Coast, and people are keeping a wary eye on one tropical system after another making their way into the Gulf of Mexico. New England recently experienced a direct landfall from a tropical storm, a rare weather event that hasn’t … Read more