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A new grant program aims to close the “achievement gap” for low-income Arizona students by getting their families involved in their education.
March 29, 2019
A study of literacy programs for Arizona third-graders found that children who live in poverty or attend rural schools are at a disadvantage in learning to read. Continue reading
March 27, 2019
Education experts say when preschoolers can’t read at an age-appropriate level, it can hamper their long-term success in the classroom. The program “Read On Arizona” aims to make sure every child in Arizona schools reads at the proper level by the time they finish third grade. Continue reading
March 8, 2019
Child-development experts say allowing your toddler or preschooler too much time in front of the TV or digital devices can delay their development of critical life skills. Continue reading
February 26, 2019
Drive until the yellow line on the paved road disappears.
Keep driving as the cement gives way to a dirt path. Pass the dumpster. Continue reading
December 19, 2018
For an elementary school teacher who works with economically disadvantaged students, it can be discouraging to hear phrases like “significant achievement gap” or “30-million-word gap” in discussions of the reading and vocabulary development of our students. But research does bear those phrases out: There are clear trends of underachievement in academics for students of low socioeconomic status (SES). Continue reading
November 6, 2018
PHOENIX – To improve education and literacy in Arizona, it’s important to first understand challenges different communities face. Continue reading
October 15, 2018
Unveiling a renewed focus on “uniting for an educated and thriving community” and shining a spotlight on its early children literacy efforts, United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) kicked off …
September 8, 2018
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