The Promise of New Literacy

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 13 April, 2013
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Some hard facts about literacy:  click here for audio 37% of students in grade 4, and 26% of students in grade 8 can’t read at a basic level. The greatest achievement gaps are among minority groups, with 75% of white students reading at or above basic, compared to 44% of Hispanic and 40% of African […]
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Building Student Grit: Is Hard Work and Effort More Important Than IQ?

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 1 April, 2013
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“Every child needs to encounter frustration and failure to learn to step back, reassess, and try again” (Hoerr, 2012). Could it be that students with access to more resources, from higher socio-economics might just be shielded from success as their parents unwittingly hold them back from those inevitable challenges that other students face? And if […]
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