Archive | October, 2014

The Statisticks Lottery

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the 150+ communities working with the Campaign are dedicated to narrowing the gap between children from low-income families and their more affluent peers.This video shows why the gap occurs and how we can close it.  

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Tackling Chronic Absence

1 in 10 kindergarten and first grade students are chronically absent, and in some schools it is as high as 1 in 4. That means that these students are missing 18 days a year! Chronic absence leads to lower test scores, poor attendance and retention in later grades leading to bad attendance habits which will carry them […]

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Local Teacher Stressing the Importance of Attendance

Principal Ed Glaser at Audubon Elementary School encourages teachers and staff to welcome back students after being absent and when possible, call students to let them know they are missed. “What that little gesture is all about is strengthening the relationship between student and staff,” Glaser said. According to “Absences Add Up: How School Attendance […]

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Read for the Record

On Tuesday, October 21, educators, mayors and community members across the country will take part in national “Read for the Record Day.” The event, launched by Jumpstart, promotes early literacy solutions to ensure that every student arrives at kindergarten ready to succeed. In 2013, the Campaign engaged more than 2 million people who read Otis […]

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