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500 Tucson children in need of reading coaches

500 Tucson children in need of reading coaches

Volunteers work with students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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AIMS reading scores improve; math performance holds steady

AIMS reading scores improve; math performance holds steady

Most Pima school districts were on par or above the state average. 

August 04, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
AIMS reading test scores up slightly, math holds steady

AIMS reading test scores up slightly, math holds steady

It is unclear if this is the last year that students will see of the AIMS math and reading tests.

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Literacy Connects needs more volunteers

Literacy Connects needs more volunteers

Program still needs about 300 new coaches for fall. 

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77 Tucson students risk failing 3rd grade over new reading rules

77 Tucson students risk failing 3rd grade over new reading rules

Seventy-seven Tucson children may have to repeat the third grade after failing to meet statewide reading standards.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Summer reading program kicks into high gear

Thousands of digital books are now available to Arizona children ages 3 and up as part of an effort to improve literacy.

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Digital book program aims to prevent summer reading slide

Digital book program aims to prevent summer reading slide

PHOENIX — Summer vacation often means a break from schoolwork for students, but to Terri Clark it means the potential for the summer slide — and not the one at the local water park.

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'Super Betty' named Reading Seed volunteer of the year

Betty Ord, a coach for 17 struggling young readers, is the 2014 volunteer of the year for Reading Seed.

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Centsible Mom: Free, cheap, fun things to do over rodeo weekend

Centsible Mom: Free, cheap, fun things to do over rodeo weekend

In honor of the rodeo, which kicks off with the famous Rodeo Parade on Thursday, most of Tucson’s kids have a four-day weekend. Lucky for us, there are free or cheap things to do around town to keep them busy.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Groups hope to raise 10,000 books for Love of Reading drive

Groups hope to raise 10,000 books for Love of Reading drive

Several local agencies and organizations are working together to collect more than 10,000 books for high-risk children as part of February’s Love of Reading celebration.

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Family Reading Day at McDonalds

McDonald’s restaurants across the state are hosting a Family Reading Day Saturday.

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Education notes

Local students benefit from coat donations

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Reading skills are an essential investment

Arizona Daily Star

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Library gets read on future

Library gets read on future

The library of your near future will have more digital books, more meeting spaces and a bigger role in promoting literacy in both books and technology. The library's new four-year strategic plan paints a picture of how libraries are changing.

August 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Library gets read on future

Library gets read on future

Levi Walton, 18, looks at a book at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library downtown, where he stops in almost every day, he said.

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Library gets read on future

Library gets read on future

Patricia Valenzuela, a regular patron, goes online at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Computer access and digital resources, such as e-books, will increasingly become a focus of the library system.

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PCC's board appears likely to approve tougher admissions policy Wednesday

The Pima Community College Governing Board is set to vote Wednesday on a new, tougher admissions policy.

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What a UA literature professor would say in her last lecture (audio updated)

What a UA literature professor would say in her last lecture (audio updated)

"If you knew this would be the last lecture you would ever give, what would you say?"

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ASU helps in study of why kids do/don't learn to read

ASU helps in study of why kids do/don't learn to read

ASU researchers get a grant to do interventions when preschoolers show early warning signs that they'll struggle with reading later.

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