Learning to Read...Reading to Learn
"Teaching students to read by the end of 3rd grade is the single most important task assigned to elementary schools. (American Federation of Teachers)
who do not 'learn to read' during the first three years of school experience
enormous difficulty when they are later asked to 'read to learn.'"
Statistically, more American children suffer long-term life-harm from the process of learning to read then from parental abuse, accidents, and all other childhood diseases and disorders combined.
purely economic terms, reading related difficulties cost our nation more than
the war on terrorism, crime, and drugs combined."
Children of the Code
SEE IMPORTANT NEW PENNSYLVANIA REPORTS!!!
Allegheny Conference 2007 Education Report Card on Western Pennsylvania Schools See results for your child's school (pages 22-41)
Pennsylvania is one of the first states in the country to post its schools' "report cards" on School Matters a new site created by the U.S. Department of Education. The web site was launched on 1/29/04 as a sort of one-stop-shopping site for parents and others looking for information about individual schools and districts.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) data from the Education Commission of the States - data from all states on how they are/are not meeting accountability standards of NCLB.