Archive: Reading

      2015

    • What is known about reading, and when Nov. 9, 2015 There has been much talk about reading by third grade, and about reading readiness. What members of the Swann board, meeting Oct. 8, wanted to know was: What does ...
    • About struggling readers: The adults are failing July 8, 2015 A reading score in Level 1 ”denotes limited command of knowledge and skills.” Level 2 ”denotes partial command of knowledge and skills.” None of the students on Level ...
    • New terminology, same reality July 5, 2015 Above is the latest revision of an old chart. The message is always the same: Schools full of economically disadvantaged children record unacceptable levels of academic achievement. The ...
    • Returning our eyes to the prize Feb. 18, 2015 Last week’s school board meeting included an update on literacy efforts within CMS. The CMS chart below at right details the crisis: At most grade levels, fewer than ...

      2014

    • Comments, responses on the Manning article June 1, 2014 Our May 15 article, “Judge Manning issues a report on ‘the reading problem’ ” prompted a few inquiries after a shorter version of it was published on the ...
    • Judge Manning on ‘the Reading Problem’ May 15, 2014 N.C. Superior Court Judge Howard Manning’s May 5 report on N.C. education is a blunt reminder that North Carolina is failing to educate its children. The message can be ...