IN THE NEWS

In the Classroom

Tracking, counting, and reporting the number of hours spent on a program or project? It may be interesting data, but it’s likely not indicating whether your initiative is having its intended result or moving the needle on a complex issue like poverty.

Boys at School

In K–3 classrooms, teachers should devote a good chunk of every day to seeing children in small reading groups [so that] every child is being seen in a group at least two to three times a week. 

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WHY ARE WE STILL

TEACHING READING THE WRONG WAY?

Teacher preparation programs continue to ignore the sound science behind how people become readers.

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Some local students are ahead of the game, thanks to a new reading assessment tool. Learning to read and pronounce words can be a lot of fun, but not every student gets the hang of it at the same time. That's why the Elmsford School District, with the help of United Way of Westchester and Putnam, rolled out Learning Ovation's A2i last year, a reading tool being used around the country.