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CT tries new approach to help the 25% of urban students who can’t read

It took third grade teacher Marcy Deschaine three minutes to determine that one of her students was struggling to read. And it took her another three minutes of hearing Corey Lipscomb read from a book about making pizza to determine that this student’s reading was where it should be. “You’re in the green,” Deschaine, who teaches at Hubbell Elementary School in Bristol, told Corey, showing him his results from the quick assessment on her hand-held iPod touch. Hubbell is one of 15 schools in the state where a pilot program was launched to help poor readers. The program focuses on identifying reading problems early and then providing those students with additional small-group reading instruction. Continue Reading →

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