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The Future of CARES Act Funds: What You Need to Know
Posted on Jun 3, 2021
  • Jon Hummell
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  • Passport
The Future of CARES Act Funds: What You Need to Know

Here we are at the end of a school year unlike any other. And as you probably already know, Congress has allocated an unprecedented amount of federal education funding to help school districts overcome the unique challenges associated with the pandemic.

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Summer Reading Loss: Building Family Literacy to Help Students Stay Strong Over the Summer
Posted on May 27, 2021
  • Pam Austin
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  • Literacy
  • Reading Rangers
Summer Reading Loss: Building Family Literacy to Help Students Stay Strong Over the Summer

Spring leads to summer, and summer usually leads to a change of routine that shifts how students interact with words, text, and all forms of literacy. Known as summer reading loss, this phenomenon affects many students—especially those who are already performing below grade-level expectations.

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Speech to Print or Print to Speech? It Makes a Difference
Posted on May 20, 2021
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
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  • LETRS
Speech to Print or Print to Speech? It Makes a Difference

Written words represent speech and language. This fundamental truth explains why reading and spelling skill depend on language abilities; why explicit teaching of sounds, words, and discourse is the most effective way to ensure that all students learn to read and write; and why we have been persistent advocates for teachers’ knowledge of language—which is the focus of Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS®).

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Meet Them Where They Are
Posted on May 13, 2021
  • Carol Tolman
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  • LETRS
  • Literacy
Meet Them Where They Are

Truth be told, I am not a big science fiction fan, although I can appreciate those who enjoy the genre. Give me an autobiography or a research article and I’ll curl up, contented, in my airplane seat as I fly to my next Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS®) presentation—except, of course, that wasn’t possible this past year.

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Educational Leadership: Superheroes at the Axis of Transformation, Part 2
Posted on May 6, 2021
  • Dr. Julie Klingerman
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  • Passport
  • Reading Rangers
Educational Leadership: Superheroes at the Axis of Transformation, Part 2

Although much is now known about the reading brain and what can (and should) be done to help all students reach their potential as readers and writers, the chasm between research and practice remains wide.

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Educational Leadership: Superheroes at the Axis of Transformation, Part 1
Posted on Apr 29, 2021
  • Dr. Julie Klingerman
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  • LETRS
Educational Leadership: Superheroes at the Axis of Transformation, Part 1

Complete transparency: I do not have an administration certification in an official capacity. However, I do possess a unique perspective on the power and influence of those in educational leadership.

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