While other measures are important, the key questions most parents should ask are “Is my child growing as a reader?” and “Is my child developing a love of reading?”
Students can make impressive gains in reading even under difficult circumstances if guided and encouraged to think for themselves.
An early literacy program launched as a pilot with 2,500 students has proved successful enough to expand to 14,000 students in coming months.
Debate rages on about how to measure a teacher candidate’s ability to teach reading.
U.S. math scores have not budged significantly since 2003 on the worldwide assessment.
The test is outdated and there is no evidence that it contributes to more effective instruction.
Unlike California’s K-12 public school system, not all programs that serve infants and toddlers have formal systems in place to engage parents
Local libraries help parents to learn early literacy skills through storytime. Children's librarians say storytime is one of the best ways to cultivate a young child's interest in books and encourage lifelong reading.
Researchers focused on classrooms where more than five languages are spoken.
A program designed to improve young children’s reading skills is showing results in San Mateo County through a focus on preschools and summer learning.
New California Dyslexia Guidelines are meant to improve how reading is taught to all students by all teachers, not just reading specialists.
Project Lead the Way, the California Mathematics Council and Storyline Online provide ideas for activities parents and children can do together.
Parents described the nightmare of a child who is unable to learn to read and the need for schools to provide services to address dyslexia.
A national nonprofit visits Oakland to distribute free books to elementary students.
The program is part of a statewide effort focused on early education.