childhood literacy

New England News
12:22 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Traveling Miles Book Mobile Aims To Halt Summer Reading Slide

The Book Mobile
Credit Amy Hall / Family Resource Center of Northern Berkshire County

With kids heading back to school soon, an effort to prevent the summer-learning slide is wrapping up.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Magic Tree House Author Influencing Generations

From left to right: Sisters Mary Pope Osbourne and Natalie Pope Boyce sit with Karen Vogel of Berkshire United Way.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The author of one of the most popular children’s book series recently visited with her newest generation of fans.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Patrick-Murray Administration Declares November Family Literacy Month in Massachusetts

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.

November of 2012 has been recognized by Governor Patrick’s administration as the 16th Family Literacy Month. Throughout the month, cities and towns across Massachusetts will be holding events and hosting activities to engage parents and encourage early learning.

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New England News
4:03 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Early Childhood Home Visit Program Expands in Berkshire County

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…

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New England News
12:20 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Holyoke City Hall Hires Literacy Coordinator

Holyoke Early Literacy Coordinator Andrew Melendez
WAMC

    The latest results of standardized tests taken by Massachusetts students were a mixed bag.  The  2012 MCAS scores were the highest in the 14 year  history of the test.  Education officials say the achievement gap is closing between minorities and whites.  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.

  

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New England News
3:50 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Summer Program Aims To Boost Reading Skills

Classroom activity at Dorman Elementary School in Springfield MA is part of a summer literacy program for children from SHA Robinson Gardens
WAMC

A special summer camp opened today for children from two public housing developments in Springfield Massachusetts.   As WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill tells us the camp is part of an innovative early literacy program.

 

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