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Beyond Student Council: Seeing Students as Leaders
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Beyond Student Council: Seeing Students as Leaders

In a stirring display of teamwork, leadership, and democracy in action, a group of young people from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota secured $12 million in federal funds to build a new high school on their reservation. Their tenacity in making the dream of Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School into...

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In the Classroom: 10 Activities for Matching Sounds and Letters
Thursday, April 12, 2018
In the Classroom: 10 Activities for Matching Sounds and Letters

You’re probably familiar with the phrase “cracking the code.” Applied to reading, this means learning to match the various speech sounds of oral language to their corresponding letters in written language. The ability to associate sounds with letters is an essential early phonics skill learned through explicit teaching and practice…...

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Can Music Help Low-Income Students Read and Succeed at Higher Rates?
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Can Music Help Low-Income Students Read and Succeed at Higher Rates?

Early exposure to music has been recognized as an important way for very young children, including infants, to gain early literacy and pre-reading skills. Singing a lullaby, playing music together, or using nursery rhymes such as “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” or “Hickory, Dickory, Dock” to capture a child’s attention are...

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