Literacy http://wuwm.com en Expert: Considering Students' Home Language Could Help School Performance http://wuwm.com/post/expert-considering-students-home-language-could-help-school-performance <p>Hayes Bilingual School in Milwaukee scores 62.2 on the state report card system. That means it’s just shy of meeting expectations. Most MPS schools fall at or below that level, but Hayes is different. Its growth score is 86 – well above the state average. The school’s dual-immersion approach seems to be generating improvements in both math and reading. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:55:24 +0000 Amy Kiley 2107 at http://wuwm.com Expert: Considering Students' Home Language Could Help School Performance Pre-College Programs Tackles Low Literacy to Fill Job Skills Gap http://wuwm.com/post/pre-college-programs-tackles-low-literacy-fill-job-skills-gap <p>About 30 million Americans have “below basic” prose literacy skills. That’s according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy from the National Center for Education Statistics. People in this category might struggle to read the Harry Potter series in English, let alone get advanced job training. Meanwhile, some Wisconsin employers say they can’t fill job openings because applicants lack the necessary abilities. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:59:58 +0000 Amy Kiley 2099 at http://wuwm.com Pre-College Programs Tackles Low Literacy to Fill Job Skills Gap