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Emily Hanford
Senior Correspondent, American Public Media. ehanford at apm reports dot org. Re/tweets aren't endorsements.
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APM Reports Aug 2
For 20 years, a chemistry lab at Florida International University has worked with dogs to detect drugs, explosives and even diseases. Now the lab is training dogs for a pilot study to detect areas that may have been contaminated by the coronavirus.
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APM Reports Aug 10
More than a third of fourth graders in this country don’t read on a basic level. When children have trouble learning to read, it can kick off a devastating downward spiral.
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Sonya Thomas Aug 6
Please read the story of thousands of black and brown children who are the unheard voices in the most struggling communities in Nashville TN.
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Kate Crist Aug 6
I'm done debating. We are either part of the solution that disrupts schools' failure to teach every student to read or we are part of the system that denies "a chance right off the bat". Thanks & for a powerful and motivating piece.
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Oregon RTIi Aug 6
“We should be able to expect that a kid goes to school and learns to read, if nothing else”. Another great report from and
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Karen Vaites Aug 8
Replying to @ehanford @Sonyathemom
This is ’s broadest look yet at causes and unfortunate effects of flawed reading instruction in US schools. It explores those issues with an equity lens, covering many bases in the process. ’s story is infuriating & must-know. 2/
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J. Gordon Wright Aug 6
Heartbreaking quote from : “We should be able to expect that a kid goes to school and learns to read, if nothing else.” Seriously, what are we even doing? This could not be more urgent and important.
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Decoding Dyslexia MD Aug 6
Replying to @dyslexiasomd
6/ “But prevailing approaches to early reading instruction in this country minimizes direct instruction.5 The teacher’s role is mainly to guide students, to create an environment that is conducive to learning how to read: setting up reading groups, reading with kids, helping...”
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Reading is Essential 19h
Share this with everyone! The latest article by shows how struggling readers—especially children of color from low-income families—face life-altering consequences if they don't receive effective reading instruction at an early age.
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The Grade 4h
"These are the pieces that in some way defined what was going on in education and how those events got covered" in the last decade.
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Alex Spurrier 6h
*Highly* recommend listening to the podcast. This story will both break your heart + fill you with anger that we fail to prepare so many students to read. As a reminder, the whole series on reading from & co. is worth your time:
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APM Reports Aug 11
There are kids all over the country for whom learning to read does not come easily. Schools tell their parents: Read to them. They’ll be OK. But many won’t be. The story of Sonya Thomas and her son C.J.:
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Karin Chenoweth 7h
For any educators who haven't run across , I would highly recommend you check it out. Live sessions at noon CT this week and lots of recorded videos. Yesterday's live session was really useful in thinking about how to adjust to remote teaching. And it's free!
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Helen Reynolds 20h
Just brilliant live session with at today! If you haven't seen it and face remote teaching next term (or even this week), check it out.
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Hilderbrand Pelzer 3 Aug 6
Replying to @MrEOrtizJr
The documentary helps expand the conversation to disrupt the theory by steering focus away from school discipline policies to the teaching of reading, which has to be fixed.
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Sharon Dunn Aug 6
So eye opening and powerful. It’s about EQUITY and our responsibility to provide the OPPORTUNITY...
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Beth Aug 10
Followers of , , , , : I'm a 2nd grade teacher in the process of trying to get high-quality curriculum in my school to replace the omnipresent balanced literacy approach. Articles/videos to start the convo? Thanks!
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Black Literacy Matters Aug 9
“Struggling readers are more likely to report feeling sad, lonely, angry, anxious and depressed. Their poor reading skills make it hard for them to keep up in other subject areas.” They’re more likely to drop out & end up in the criminal justice system.
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Jenny Bogoni Aug 10
If you are interested in the link between equity and literacy, read this. Every word. Thank you,
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Angela Orr Aug 9
There is no more important issue than this. We are failing students because we refuse to use curriculum & pedagogy aligned to the research. Teachers who know better, do better. My own school immediately changed practice when they learned of the research.
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