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Nicole Souza is a senior editor at Curriculum Associates. In fall 2020, Nicole was a recipient of the company's quarterly Spotlight Award for her outstanding work on the Magnetic Reading passage team as well as for her contributions to the company’s ongoing anti-racist initiatives. Nicole serves on the board of a nonprofit that works with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and local communities. When she isn’t reading, Nicole can be found outside, reveling in and observing nature as part of her naturalist training program.
Magnetic Reading writers and editors share their book recommendations in this culturally responsive summer reading list for middle school students. Titles include fiction and nonfiction, award winners, poetry, and graphic novels.
Culturally responsive reading materials are difficult to find, but the right criteria can make it easier. Curriculum Associates editor Nicole Souza shares how she selected diverse texts to excerpt in Magnetic Reading.
Curriculum Associates' grants and funding team has assembled resources to help educators and administrators make sense of new federal funding sources, plan for summer school, and understand how our programs meet funding requirements.