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Why Read?

Why Read?

We are losing ground. Fourth-grade reading scores in public schools in 2019 increased in one state and decreased in 17 states compared with scores in 2017, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This represents the continuation of a...

Tales from the Tutors: Dionne

Tales from the Tutors: Dionne

As an elementary student in the Little Rock School District, Dionne Jackson’s favorite place in the classroom was always the reading corner. She loved looking through the books and picking out what she wanted to read. Her second favorite place on campus was the school...

Tales from the Tutors: Lisa Ferris is BEE-ing the Difference

Tales from the Tutors: Lisa Ferris is BEE-ing the Difference

“Reading is Fun!” is written in brightly colored letters in the center of the gameboard, which is made up of a path of different colored blocks along the edges of a Styrofoam square. Each block color matches up to a color coded stack of cards for the students to...

Tales from the Tutors: The Student Becomes the Tutor

Tales from the Tutors: The Student Becomes the Tutor

As she practiced reading a sentence, Tierra Isbell’s first-grade student struggled reading the word "pot." Tierra had her write the word along each edge of a whiteboard until the student was not only able to recognize it in the sentence, but she could also spell it...

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