Language Arts

12/9/2011

12/9/2011

Brookes Publishing Co.’s TPRI, an early reading assessment designed to identify the reading development of students in K-3, has earned the highest rating, Convincing Evidence, for Classification Accuracy on the National Center for Response to Intervention's 2011 Screening Tools Chart.

12/8/2011

12/8/2011

Chicago Public Schools finally showed some real progress in reading on national test results released Wednesday, but only compared to how its students fared at least seven years ago.

12/1/2011

12/1/2011

A four-year U.S. Department of Education evaluation of adolescent literacy programs shows that students in Newark, N.J., Springfield/Chicopee, Mass., and the Ohio State Department of Youth Services who were enrolled in their READ 180 programs significantly outperformed students who were not placed in READ 180 as part of the study.

11/29/2011

11/29/2011

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Discovery Education announced that Read to Succeed will continue to award complimentary tickets to Six Flags theme parks to students across the country. Teachers with 10 or more students who participate in and complete the program are also eligible to earn a free ticket.

11/29/2011

Teach for America is doing all in its power to give students in Miami a better education.

11/28/2011

11/28/2011

Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools has selected the Fast ForWord family of products from Scientific Learning to help build critical language and reading skills in the district’s K-8 students.

11/22/2011

11/22/2011

Empowering Writers helped South Carolina’s Richland 1 School District achieve 11 percent improvement in writing scores. The Empowering Writers methodology maximizes instructional time while providing teachers with strategies for how to teach specific writing skills.

11/15/2011

11/15/2011

More students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools scored in the proficient or advanced ranges for reading and math in the 2010-2011 school year than did four years ago. That’s according to the seventh annual Report to the Community on Public School Progress in Pittsburgh, released by A+ Schools, an education advocacy group.

11/15/2011

Twenty years of reform efforts and programs targeting low-income families in Chicago Public Schools has only widened the performance gap between white and African-American students, a troubling trend at odds with what has occurred nationally.

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

When longtime Tanglewood Elementary teacher Lou Quattrucci was in grammar school, he used to spend months perfecting his cursive signature. That doesn’t happen today.

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