How to help struggling young readers

The Hechinger Report

The end of third grade is a turning point for young readers; it’s where skilled readers take off, finally able to competently read a variety of texts, and struggling readers teeter off track, often unable to ever catch up. The students mumbled to each other for several seconds.

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How to Prepare Students in the Early Years to Read at Grade Level

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The end of third grade is a turning point for young readers; it’s where skilled readers take off, finally able to competently read a variety of texts, and struggling readers teeter off track, often unable to ever catch up. The students mumbled to each other for several seconds.

3 steps to implementing an ecosystem of phonics-based learning

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When Florida State Assessment scores revealed that our third-graders were under-performing in reading, my colleagues and I analyzed the data to determine the root cause of performance. The data showed a need for an explicit, phonics-based approach to literacy for our young students.

St. Lucie Public Schools Purchases Reading Horizons to Improve Reading Performance

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Lucie Public Schools in Florida has purchased Reading Horizons , a leading provider of literacy solutions, for all 26 of its elementary schools for this school year. Lucie Public School teachers have been geared up to use Reading Horizons in the classroom. (Port St.

As the race to expand STEM education enters its next lap, here are three ways to recruit and train more teachers

The Hechinger Report

As a first-year teacher at Antheil Elementary School in Ewing, New Jersey, one of Linda Hoffman’s favorite moments is when her third grade students have an “aha” moment. After a career in market research, Hoffman heard the calling to teach after volunteering in her own children’s school.

Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms

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That’s largely because teachers aren’t comfortable with introducing young children to science, according to a group of educators committed to helping elementary school teachers become better at teaching STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – in the early grades.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. ” “More than 150 House and Senate Democrats sent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter Monday that objected to her department’s recently announced shift in how it chooses the contractors that service federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via Buzzfeed : “How Betsy DeVos Could Break Up The Charter School Coalition.”

How little is too little money for schools?

The Hechinger Report

In Rachael McIlvaine’s eighth-grade science class at West Middle School here, a chatty but focused group of three takes turns closing their eyes, dipping a plastic spoon into a foil roasting pan and fishing for M&M’s, trying to capture as much candy as they can. percent in 2000 to 78.4