Teacher pivots in effort to bring students up to speed in ‘the reading year’

Around America, “the first months of school this fall have laid bare what many in education feared: Students are way behind in skills they should have mastered already,” writes Jackie Mader for The Hechinger Report.

“Children in early elementary school have had their most formative first few years of education disrupted by the pandemic, years when they learn basic math and reading skills and important social-emotional skills, like how to get along with peers and follow routines in a classroom,” she adds.

In her story, Mader focuses on Texas teacher Heather Miller’s experiences over the past few months with children in first grade, which Miller calls “the reading year.” Read more here.