Joshua Elementary in Lancaster is embracing the science of reading and phonics to teach children to read. Joshua is among 70 schools statewide with the lowest test scores getting extra state funding to improve scores. The $50 million settled a lawsuit that accused the state of denying children their civil right to literacy.
Here are the stories of four schools and how they are teaching the youngest students how to read. The schools are among the 70 lowest-performing in the state. They are sharing in $50 million in extra funding that settled a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to teach literacy.
California settled a lawsuit over literacy by giving 70 schools with the lowest 2019 test scores extra funding to teach children to read. Less than half of all third graders in the state scored at grade level in reading.
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