Tag: literacy

Using Evidence to Overcome Adversity

We are currently in the midst of an education crisis. Given the magnitude of the issues we’ve faced over the last year, it would be near impossible for students not to experience some level...
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Michigan Moves on Preschool for All

As President Biden’s American Families Plan meets opposition in Congress, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer is moving forward with a $400 million dollar plan to expand the state’s Great Start Readiness Program so that it...
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Study Shows Preschool Boosts Graduation Rates

New research shows that attending a Boston public preschool led to positive long-term impacts on educational attainment as attendees were more likely to graduate from high school and enroll in college. The short-term effect...
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Preschoolers Continue to Lose Learning Opportunities from Pandemic

Children from 3 to 5 years of age have lost important learning opportunities due to the pandemic, according to a nationwide survey by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at the Rutgers...

Take Poverty out of the Literacy Equation for Good

The federal economic stimulus package passed last month achieves something progressives have dreamed of for decades: monthly assistance for...

The Science of Reading in Dual Language

“Literacy has two beginnings: one, in the world, the other, in each person who learns to read and write.”—Margaret...

Study Shows Brain’s Innate Capacity for Reading

The human brain is predisposed to visualizing words, even before individuals acquire literacy, according to a team of researchers at Ohio State University. Their paper, published in Scientific Reports, focuses on a region of the...

Low Adult Literacy Costs U.S. $2.2 Trillion a Year

According to a new study released by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and Gallup examining the impact of adult literacy on the U.S. economy, the nation could be losing up to $2.2...

Get 50% Donation Boost Tomorrow (8/11/20) Only for PD, Books, Materials

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is boosting donations on DonorsChoose projects for one-day-only on August 11th, 2020 Starting at 7AM ET on Tuesday, August 11th, all live, approved projects will qualify for a 50%...
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U.S. Upholds Constitutional Right to Literacy

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that all U.S. students have a right to a basic minimum education under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment and...
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