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2012-07-28 23:02:56

Within months the number of children whose reading skills were deficient dropped by more than a third with help from StudyDog, an interactive learning program for elementary schools. Swiftwater, PA (PRWEB) July 27, 2012 As the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in one of the most diverse school districts in Pennsylvania, Dr. Catherine Sweeney needed a way to boost the progress of her high-risk student population. Then, one of her teachers discovered StudyDog, an...

2010-10-06 13:26:00

BALDWIN PARK, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Baldwin Park elementary school students continue to make substantial progress in reading and language arts and their scores on California Standards Tests reflect those gains. District Assistant Superintendent Arturo Ortega credits excellent teachers, motivated students, involved parents, community support, and a strong curriculum. The district's curriculum includes McGraw-Hill's California Treasures core reading and language arts program for...

2009-06-24 07:05:00

Early Reading Program Will Enhance Grade-Level Reading Skills For Over 3,000 Kindergarten and 1st Graders In All 12 District Elementary Schools beginning September, 2009 FLORENCE, Ky., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Headsprout Early Reading(TM), a leading scientifically-developed online reading program that enhances basic reading skills, today announces that the Boone County School District has approved the Headsprout Early Reading program for all of the 3,000+ Kindergarten & First Graders, in...

2009-01-22 13:30:00

MRC members to be placed at sites across the state to help at-risk students learn to read SAINT PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, Minnesota Reading Corps exceeded its ambitious recruitment goal, enlisting and placing a record 367 AmeriCorps members in Minnesota schools for the 2008-2009 school year. But the need for trained reading tutors continues to increase. To help ensure that all of the state's children are on track to read, Minnesota Reading Corps has increased its...

2008-09-26 15:00:36

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- When Steve McCray, the principal at Lawndale's William Green Elementary School, learned that his students would be assigned specially trained tutors to help them improve their reading skills this year, he was overjoyed. "Reading is the key to every subject in school," says McCray. "This program fits perfectly with what we're doing in the classroom already. So many kids need extra support, and this program allows them to get it." (Photo:...

2008-09-25 00:00:26

Firms were today urged to throw their weight behind schools initiatives designed to put the polish on the "workers of tomorrow". The Lincolnshire & Rutland Education Business Partnership is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Partners in Reading programme and hopes that more firms will release staff to take part in future programmes. And 20 county primary schools - including Ling Moor, North Hykeham, South Hykeham School and Witham St Hughs Primary - are also chasing the...

2008-09-10 15:00:30

Following this week's worldwide celebrations of literacy on International Literacy Day, Super Stars Literacy (SSL) today announces it has successfully completed the process of establishing itself as an independent nonprofit organization and has received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS. This new development comes at a time of pivotal change and growth for the award-winning intensive early literacy and social development after-school program. The 2008-2009 school year brings a...

2008-09-05 15:00:25

MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- When Aaliyiah Smith arrived in Ms. Natalie Baird's fifth-grade classroom at Berkley Maynard Academy last fall, "She wouldn't raise her hand to participate in class, and she wasn't doing her homework at all," says Baird. Aaliyiah was one of 45 children at Berkley Maynard Academy referred to a program run by Reading Partners, the Bay Area's fastest growing children's literacy nonprofit organization. Reading Partners trains community volunteers to...

2008-08-14 18:00:37

YES Reading, a Bay Area children's literacy nonprofit, announced its new name today -- READING PARTNERS -- as they reported 250% reading gains for children enrolled in the 2007-2008 program. With just 30 hours of one-on-one tutoring with a Reading Partners volunteer, the average student will advance an entire grade level in reading skills. The key to Reading Partners' success is a structured program integrated with the classroom curriculum that is easy to implement for community volunteers....

2008-06-14 03:00:31

By Saddler, Bruce Staulters, Merry One of the greatest challenges facing teachers is accommodating struggling, diverse, and at-risk readers. Even with the use of effective, research-based techniques, many children fail to make adequate progress in reading and may need additional assistance. One way to provide this assistance is through tutoring. This article outlines a successful after-school reading project that utilized university graduate students as tutors for struggling readers. The...


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