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Leveraging Cultural Assets to Accelerate Literacy Growth

Many English Language Learners (ELLs) remain stuck in academically segregated programs where they fall behind in basic subjects. Only 63 percent of ELLs graduate from high school, compared…

Mar 20, 2020  |  By Jennifer Rios-Alers
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Fostering Book Love in Older Readers

For some of us it is hard to imagine a world without books: stories of incredible people overcoming unimaginable odds, lands we explore without leaving our chair, or…

Feb 4, 2020  |  By Jennifer McMahon
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SIPPS Plus for High School Students: The Critical Elements for Growth and Success

I sidled up next to a high school student and casually asked my trademark question, “What are you reading and loving?” He barely glanced up from the paper…

Oct 8, 2019  |  By Jennifer McMahon
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Connecting the Dyslexia Conversation to the SIPPS Program

In Part One of this blog series, Dr. Holly Lane shared the current definition of dyslexia, background information that sheds light on how it became a hot topic,…

Sep 18, 2019  |  By Lenora Forsythe
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The Settled Science of Teaching Reading – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, we discussed the fraught history of and continued debates around the science of reading instruction. What is the conversation like in…

Sep 3, 2019  |  By Gina Fugnitto & Marisa Ramirez Stukey
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The Settled Science of Teaching Reading – Part 1

Educators have been discussing the “right” way to teach reading for decades. While “balance” was called for nearly 20 years ago, dissension has reared its head again and…

Aug 26, 2019  |  By Marisa Ramirez Stukey & Gina Fugnitto
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