childhood literacy http://wamc.org en Patrick-Murray Administration Declares November Family Literacy Month in Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/patrick-murray-administration-declares-november-family-literacy-month-massachusetts <p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and his administration have designated November as Family Literacy Month. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard brings us more details about what’s happening to help children and families become more engaged in reading in the Berkshires and across the Commonwealth.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 51159 at http://wamc.org Patrick-Murray Administration Declares November Family Literacy Month in Massachusetts Early Childhood Home Visit Program Expands in Berkshire County http://wamc.org/post/early-childhood-home-visit-program-expands-berkshire-county <p>A federal program that assists at-risk families in preparing their young children with the basic reading and cognitive skills they’ll need before entering kindergarten is expanding in the Berkshires. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:03:29 +0000 Lucas Willard 50527 at http://wamc.org Early Childhood Home Visit Program Expands in Berkshire County Holyoke City Hall Hires Literacy Coordinator http://wamc.org/post/holyoke-city-hall-hires-literacy-coordinator <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The latest results of standardized tests taken by Massachusetts students were a mixed bag.&nbsp; The &nbsp;2012 MCAS scores were the highest in the 14 year&nbsp; history of the test.&nbsp; Education officials say the achievement gap is closing between minorities and whites.&nbsp; But early childhood education advocates decry the lack of progress in third grade reading, which is a strong predictor of future success in school. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 48114 at http://wamc.org Holyoke City Hall Hires Literacy Coordinator Summer Program Aims To Boost Reading Skills http://wamc.org/post/summer-program-aims-boost-reading-skills <p>A special summer camp opened today for children from two public housing developments in Springfield Massachusetts.&nbsp;&nbsp; As WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill tells us the camp is part of an innovative early literacy program.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 42308 at http://wamc.org Summer Program Aims To Boost Reading Skills