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Library Programs Fight Summer Slide

For many children, summer break is long enough that they’ll start to forget what they learned during the school year, educators say.
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July 16, 2018

Frontdoors Magazine: 10 Questions With Terri Clark

Learn more about Arizona State Literacy Director, Terri Clark, in this Frontdoors interview. Continue reading

July 6, 2018

5 tips parents can use to prevent summer reading loss

Children have more free time in the summer to have fun. From enjoying summer camps to video games and TV, there are endless possibilities of entertainment. But beware of summer brain drain. Continue reading

June 23, 2018

70 percent of 4th-graders don’t read proficiently—what’s the problem?

Seventy. That’s the percentage of fourth graders in Arizona who don’t read proficiently.

If that isn’t alarming enough, a whopping 56 percent of third-graders failed the reading portion of the AzMERIT test in 2017, meaning they scored neither proficient nor highly proficient. Continue reading

April 5, 2018

Arizona Reads Now enters third year Early literacy–emphasis on talking that leads to reading

Talk is cheap – and priceless.

Just ask Denise Murphy, a veteran Taylor Hicks Elementary School teacher in Prescott who is in her third year as director of the Arizona Reads Now early childhood literacy project. Continue reading

March 14, 2018

Grow a reader from the very beginning through online video

A new video designed to show parents easy tips for reading with their babies is now available from First Things First. The two-minute video can be viewed at Continue reading

March 1, 2018

Early enrichment programs may boost odds poor kids go to college

Low-income children who receive educational support in school and at home from preschool through third grade may be more likely to get a college degree than their peers who don’t get extra help during their early years, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

January 28, 2018

10 Game-Changing Ideas in Education

We went looking for big ideas in K-12 schooling: trends, disruptions, practices, or technologies that could help solve some of the field’s biggest challenges. Continue reading

January 10, 2018

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