NLA QUESTION: America Reads tutor training
fran at cal.org
Mon Jun 8 11:52:17 EDT 1998
Alice [Johnson] posted the press release about America Reads expanding
(finally!) to include family literacy in its scope. I am left
wondering how these college work study students will be trained to
tutor the parents who want help with literacy and English proficiency.
Who is training the tutors? Is Laubach?
National Clearinghouse for ESL
Literacy Education (NCLE) fran at cal.org
In addition to the opportunity for college Federal Work-Study
students to tutor in local schools, a new waiver to take effect
1, 1998 will expand tutoring into family literacy programs.
parent is the child's first and most important teacher," said
Rasco, Director of The America Reads Challenge. "Sometimes the
way to help a child is to help parents with their own literacy
and encourage them to read with and to their children," said
The America Reads Challenge is President Clinton's initiative
help all children read well by the end of third grade. In a
National Assessment of Educational Progress test, 40% of
fourth graders failed to read at a basic level.
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