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Drive until the yellow line on the paved road disappears.
Keep driving as the cement gives way to a dirt path. Pass the dumpster. Continue reading
December 19, 2018
For an elementary school teacher who works with economically disadvantaged students, it can be discouraging to hear phrases like “significant achievement gap” or “30-million-word gap” in discussions of the reading and vocabulary development of our students. But research does bear those phrases out: There are clear trends of underachievement in academics for students of low socioeconomic status (SES). Continue reading
November 6, 2018
PHOENIX – To improve education and literacy in Arizona, it’s important to first understand challenges different communities face. Continue reading
October 15, 2018
Unveiling a renewed focus on “uniting for an educated and thriving community” and shining a spotlight on its early children literacy efforts, United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) kicked off …
September 8, 2018
For many children, summer break is long enough that they’ll start to forget what they learned during the school year, educators say.
July 16, 2018
Learn more about Arizona State Literacy Director, Terri Clark, in this Frontdoors interview. Continue reading
July 6, 2018
Children have more free time in the summer to have fun. From enjoying summer camps to video games and TV, there are endless possibilities of entertainment. But beware of summer brain drain. Continue reading
June 23, 2018
Seventy. That’s the percentage of fourth graders in Arizona who don’t read proficiently.
If that isn’t alarming enough, a whopping 56 percent of third-graders failed the reading portion of the AzMERIT test in 2017, meaning they scored neither proficient nor highly proficient. Continue reading
April 5, 2018
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