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April 03, 2019

In These Laundromats, Adults Do the Wash, and Children Read (Video)

Librarians, early-literacy groups, and laundromat owners are combining forces to see if reaching out to families in places they frequent can help close the literacy gap between low- and higher-income students.

April 01, 2019

North Carolina Awards $12 Million Dollar Grant to Improve Literacy Instruction

A $12.2 million dollar grant from the state Department of Public Instruction will go to a program based at North Carolina State University to provide additional training literacy training to teachers in 16 high-needs districts across the state.

March 18, 2019

How to Help Your Child Love Reading (Video)

Parents should read to their children. That's well established. But what's the best way to do that? Here's how.

December 17, 2018

Yale Child Study Center Joins Forces with Scholastic to Study Literacy, Health

Organizers of the new Yale Child Study Center-Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience hope to improve young people's academics and mental health through a broad study of literacy.

August 31, 2018

Georgia District Uses School Buses to Teach Students Sight Words

Learning begins on the school bus for some Georgia elementary students who are being introduced to sight words on the ride to school.

January 12, 2018

Pre-K Literacy Starts With Rich Adult Interactions and Play, Says Research Brief

The International Literacy Association released a report emphasizing that pre-K literacy means reading to children, giving them opportunities to play, letting them practice early writing, and providing high-quality books and digital media.

September 08, 2017

Oakland Schools Receive $3 Million Investment to Boost Student Outcomes

Funding from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation is intended to train teachers and help students hit literacy benchmarks at 39 of the city's elementary and charter schools.

July 11, 2017

Oral Storytelling Helps Black Boys, Girls at Different Stages, Study Finds

A new study finds that strong oral storytelling skills in preschool help both African-American girls and boys with reading, but at different times in their elementary school careers.

November 23, 2015

3rd Grade Literacy: How Much Progress Is Your State Making?

A new report ranks every state in the country on how it's doing at preparing students to be reading proficiently at the end of 3rd grade, a critical benchmark for later academic success.

September 18, 2015

Ask A Scientist: How Does Vocabulary Size at Age 2 Affect Kindergarten Performance?

A new study finds that the size of a 2-year-old's vocabulary predicts that child's reading, math, and self-regulation abilities in kindergarten.

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