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Ultrarunner Running 43 Miles To Raise Funds For Reading Center

Melissa Raguet-Schofield describes being a mother of a dyslexic child as “like running through the wilderness all by yourself.” Raguet-Schofield, an adjunct professor of anthropology at Colorado State University, will literally run through the wilderness in June to raise funds…
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Summer Reading Initiative Fights “Summer Slide” at this New Jersey School

For the fourth straight year, the 200-plus students at Slackwood Elementary School, a pre-K-3 school in Lawrenceville, N.J., will send their students home with their choice of 12 books. As part of the school’s “Summer Reading Initiative,” students not only…
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For Some Students, Reading at Grade Level Isn’t Tapping Their Full Potential

Victoria Jones, an instructor for the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education, knows first hand the power the Orton-Gillingham teaching method can have on children, at all reading levels, even those that aren’t technically struggling. But, when she started working with her niece,…
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Super Bowl Champ Malcolm Mitchell Is A True Champion Of Youth Literacy

Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell this year won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, but his biggest accomplishment has been leading the nonprofit Share the Magic Foundation, which transforms the lives of young students through literacy. Mitchell in 2016…
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Conservation Educator Overcomes Learning Disability, Inspires Next Generation

Dan Spencer said it took most of his educational life to realize he wasn’t “stupid.” Spencer, the Information & Education Specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services branch in Puget Sound/Olympia Peninsula (Wash.), for more than a decade struggled…
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Learning Specialist: ‘Helping These Kids Is What I Was Created To Do’

Pola Millard believes she’s found her true calling teaching the students at New Hope Christian Academy — and her daughter — the Orton-Gillingham methodology.  
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