White Papers
January 30
2019
Special Report: Unlock Success for Below Proficient Readers
Of all the issues in public education today, none is more complicated or critical to post-secondary success than literacy. This Special Report discusses why "reading to learn" is…

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06/14/2015

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06/14/2015

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01/14/2015

I try to make it make sense, but sometimes I just quit. Reading textbooks is hard because the words are big and I don't understand them, and it gets boring sometimes. I can't read at home, and we don't have enough time in my classes…