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.
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April 03, 2019
April 01, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.