News Tag: Reading

Friday, October 30, 2015

Brian Jacob co-authors opinion piece in Detroit News

Tags: jacob, reading

“Why rush to hold kids back?”, posted in The Detroit News and written by Brian Jacob and Michael Lombardo, CEO of Reading Partners, looks at recent state legislation aimed at improving early elementary reading, incorporating a number of different provisions. While generally lauding the legislation, Jacob and Lombardo take issue with a mandatory retention provision.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Research by Brian Jacob cited in story on No Child Left Behind

Tags: expertise, jacob, mathematics education, reading

In a story posted on the Vox website, “The scariest lesson of No Child Left Behind,” research by Brian Jacob and Thomas Dee of Swarthmore College was mentioned as supporting findings that No Child Left Behind improved fourth- and eighth-grade mat scores, but not as much in reading scores.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Nell K. Duke quoted in EdWeek story

Tags: duke, early literacy, expertise, reading

In a story on the EducationWeek website looking at Common Core State Standards for kindergartners’ reading, “Debate Persists Around Early-Reading Standards,” Nell K. Duke is quoted in several places.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nell K. Duke, Gina N. Cervetti quoted in EdWeek story

Tags: cervetti, duke, early literacy, expertise, reading

A story on vocabulary instruction posted on Education Week’s website quotes Nell K. Duke and Gina N. Cervetti. The story asserts that some experts believe by hearing words in one context again and again, students will attach deeper meaning to them and be able to use them in other contexts.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News story on mentoring program

Tags: bates, early literacy, elementary education, expertise, reading

In a Detroit News story on the Teen Trendsetters mentorship program in Detroit schools, Percy Bates was quoted. The program pairs teen mentors with first-, second-, or third-graders who are six months or more behind in reading.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Robin Jacob quoted in Washington Post story

Tags: early literacy, expertise, jacob, reading

A story in The Washington Post, “Can volunteers help kids read more proficiently? New research says yes,” includes quotes from Robin Jacob. “Bringing volunteer programs to scale is often quite difficult, so that’s really the exciting thing about the research coming out now,” she said.

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