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More than 800 teachers take part in third annual summer literacy institute

"People underestimate how complicated it is" to teach children how to read, a District official said. Yet it is a crucial job.


Philadelphia Writing Project's Walk for Literacy set for Sunday, Oct. 30

Company co-founded by Philly teacher targets books to kids

The aim is to help parents and teachers find books that students will want to read.


New books arrive to help improve literacy in young students


Kids share their favorite summer reading titles with the mayor

Kenney and the Free Library urge youngsters to 'Read and Ring.'


Mighty Writers: 3,000 kids on the Art Museum steps, but no world record

The children worked on essays at the event during the DNC. It was meant to highlight the importance of writing to students' education.

by Ellen Schoder

Promoting childhood literacy requires collaboration, panelists agree

by Ellen Schoder

K-3 teachers spend week learning literacy strategies

About 800 teachers attended the training, which promotes the District's goal of all children reading proficiently by 4th grade.

by Ellen Schoder

Are education grads ready to teach early literacy?

Temple University, the District’s biggest source of teachers, works to give students the tools they need.


The problem with the District's philanthropic fund

by Lisa Haver commentary
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