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Reading Proficiency

Why a Book Is the Best Gift You Can Give

Aaron Kinnari | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Aaron Kinnari

Having books on the shelves of homes, classrooms, libraries, and community centers alone won't solve all our education challenges, but coupled with literacy programs and family engagement, it is one of the first, basic steps we can take to ensure all children are prepared to succeed academically.

It Isn't the Athletes; It's the Educators

Julia Craven | Posted 11.10.2014 | Black Voices
Julia Craven

African-American men definitely function at lower reading levels than their peers -- male or female. And it is because the education system doesn't teach them how to read. You can't treat the problem without acknowledging its origins.

States Take Steps To Promote Elementary School Reading Proficiency

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. Educators have known for decades that learning how to read by the ...

One Semester Into Ohio's Reading Law, 40,000 Still Not On Par

Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

Ohio schools are one semester into its first year of the new "Third Grade Reading Guarantee" law, but some 30 percent of students -- about 40,000 stat...

California Has One Of Nation's Widest Gaps In Hispanic-White Reading Proficiency

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This is the second of a three-part series. Read the first piece, English-Learning Students ...