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BEE a Part of the Mountain Spelling Bee!

| April 2, 2015
BEE a Part of the Mountain Spelling Bee!

Dear Friends of Literacy, The Mountain Spelling Bee is coming! Every spring the bees begin buzzing, and so does The Literacy Center in preparation for this excellent event. This zany, costume BEE-decked, cheer-raising fundraiser only comes around once a year – don’t miss your chance to BEE a part of it. Sincerely, The Literacy Center […]

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Building Blocks To Becoming a Reader

| February 18, 2015
Building Blocks To Becoming a Reader

Read On Arizona presents Building Blocks To Becoming a Reader. “This resource shows how a reader’s journey starts from birth and outlines some of the critical milestones that guide the development of a healthy reader. It identifies essential concepts and skills that children are expected to have acquired by the end of key milestone ages, and […]

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Reading the Way to a Stronger Arizona: A United Fight to Improve Early Childhood Literacy

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Reading the Way to a Stronger Arizona: A United Fight to Improve Early Childhood Literacy

In the 2013-14 school year, Arizona’s mandatory retention policy, Move On When Reading (ARS 15-701), takes effect. This law requires that third-grade students who test in the “falls far below” range (estimated at 4,000) be held back. In addition, there are approximately 17,500 third-grade students below proficiency, placing them at risk.

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