Literacy

Education
2:26 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

LeVar Burton: Reading Rainbow Helped Build A Generation of Readers

The man who connected millions of American children with a love for reading will soon bring his message to a Milwaukee audience.

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Education
3:01 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Local Seniors Go Back To School To Help Kids Read

The Tutoring Program is a volunteer driven tutoring program designed to improve the academic performance of MPS students.
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As students head back to school, so to are a team of volunteer literacy tutors.

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Education
12:55 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Expert: Considering Students' Home Language Could Help School Performance

Author Anita Pandey.

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.

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Education
10:59 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Pre-College Programs Tackles Low Literacy to Fill Job Skills Gap

A pre-college program instructor at MATC.
Credit MATC

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.

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