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Early Reading

Presidents' Day Legacy Challenge to our 2016 Candidates

Michael Lombardo | Posted 02.15.2016 | Education
Michael Lombardo

I love being a parent on Presidents' Day. Seeing how my kids think about the White House restores a sort of hope and faith that is sadly lacking in th...

Leveraging ESSA Funding to Help More Students Read

Michael Lombardo | Posted 01.15.2016 | Education
Michael Lombardo

Reading is the cornerstone of all learning. Students who are able to master the fundamentals of reading in the critical years between kindergarten and the fourth grade are better equipped to progress in their studies and succeed in all subjects: science, math, social studies, and the arts.

Early Reading Critical to Bridging Opportunity Gap for Boys of Color

Michael Lombardo | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Michael Lombardo

For those of us involved in the fight for educational equality, it was especially painful to watch the media coverage of Baltimore this past week. Here is a city that in so many ways is making real and measurable gains.

Evidence-Based Practice: It's About the Kids

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Robert E. Slavin

Many years ago, I heard a heart-rending story. There was a fourth grader in a school in Southern Maryland who had not learned to read. I'll call him P...