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The Purpose of Data Collection Virginia McManus on the how, why, when, and purpose of data collection at FluentSeeds. As an early educator, Virginia saw how challenging it can be when kindergartners enter school with huge disparities. Some children begin knowing all the letter names and sounds of the English alphabet, while others are having...
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Were we all sold a story? By now you’re likely familiar with the podcast from APM Reports, Sold a Story, detailing how authors and their distributors promoted unproven methods of reading instruction that resulted in immeasurable harm to students for over an entire generation. Well-intentioned educators and decision-makers were convinced to use faulty teaching methods...
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Consider these facts:  Fact 1: Two-thirds of American fourth graders–roughly six million children–cannot read at grade level. Fact 2: 95% of children are born with the ability to learn how to read.  Fact 3: We have the power to fix this. Helping a child develop their innate gifts is up to the adults with whom...
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