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We Need To Talk About Literacy Among Black Children

The rates are low, and they don’t need to be.

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In K–3 [grade]children are learning to read, and in 4–12 children are reading to learn.” (Chall, Jacobs, & Baldwin, 1990)

This is a quote I learned while training to become a Reading Specialist for 1st-3rd graders. While more recent educational research has drawn this

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Casira Copes

Casira Copes

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