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June 11, 2014

New Research Points to Success of Reading Partners Program

A new study by the MDRC research group shows that Reading Partners, a one-on-one tutoring program for struggling readers in elementary schools across the country, has a "positive and statistically significant impact" on reading proficiency.

March 07, 2014

Professional Development Pays Off for i3-Funded Program

Kindergartners whose teachers were trained by the i3-granted-funded Children's Literacy Initiative scored higher on early literacy assessments.

February 13, 2014

Study Finds That Kindergarten is Too Easy

A study has found that kindergarten teachers spend most of their time on basic literacy and math but that children learn more when taught more advanced material.

December 30, 2013

Early Hearing Speed Gives Insight to Later Reading, Spelling Difficulties, Study Finds

Early hearing skills may be a better predictor of elementary reading and spelling performance than other cognitive skills like working memory, finds a new study in Child Development.

October 08, 2012

Brain Scientists Seek Developmental Sweet Spot for Learning to Read

A longitudinal study find different growth rates in white matter, the brain's connective tissue, between good and poor readers.

December 19, 2011

UPDATE: Kindergarten Reading Program Effects Falter in 1st Grade

A federal follow-up study of a successful kindergarten reading intervention finds its benefits do not hold over time.

August 25, 2011

Toddlers May Know More About Language Than They'll Tell

A British study finds that children as young as 2 can identify grammar and complex sentence structure.

August 22, 2011

Pilot Finds Puppy Power May Boost Young Readers' Literacy

A Massachusetts pilot study suggests children may benefit from reading with therapy dogs.

June 28, 2011

Rich Home Environment Can Close Readiness Gap for Poor Children

By as early as 2 years old, differences in a low-income child's home learning environment can make the difference between whether he or she will be considered ready for school or labeled at risk at the start of kindergarten two years later, according to a New York University study.

April 08, 2011

Study: Third Grade Reading Predicts Later High School Graduation

Students who aren't proficient in reading by grade 3 are four times less likely to graduate than proficient readers, and the gap is even more severe for students in poverty, according to a study to be released this morning at the American Educational Research Association conference.

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