Children get a literacy boost from centers with a structured curriculum, well-trained staff, and good communications between teachers and families.
At KIPP Philadelphia, a focused team effort aims to provide classroom, small-group, and one-to-one supports to early readers.
Parents of children with reading difficulties learn to be diligent and willing to advocate.
The city wants children to reach literacy by 4th grade – a critical milestone. The effort starts way before age 5.
It’s a constant process – monitoring students for what has been mastered and responding to any difficulties in learning to read. PSSAs play an entirely different role.