As Mississippi lawmakers debate a bill requiring third-graders to read at grade level or face retention, three elementary schools in Gulfport and Water Valley, Miss., -- that serve some of the poorest students -- have improved their students' test scores by focusing on literacy. Some of the improvements include hiring literacy coaches and reading specialists and using assessments to guide reading interventions. "We're trying to get rid of the ineffective stuff that we've done for so long," reading specialist Patricia Treloar said.
Three Miss. elementary schools find success with literacy focus
SmartBrief Job Listings for Education
|Director of Professional Services||
Engaging Schools, Inc.
|Principal at Timberland Charter Academy||
Timberland Charter Academy
|VP - Partnership Operations||
|Silver Spring, MD|
|Principal at Hamtramck Academy||
National Heritage Academies
|Technical Assistance Associate (8330)||
American Institute for Researcher