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Parents, educators and others appealed to the Little Rock School Board on Thursday to preserve and expand the district’s Reading Recovery program in which specially trained teachers work one-to-one with struggling first-grade readers at 13 schools.

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Arkansas, Pages 9 on 02/28/2014

Print Headline: Schools asked to halt revamp

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  • Wisdom7832
    February 28, 2014 at 9:08 a.m.

    There is not a need for tons of high paid Reading Recovery specialists to listen to our children read and correct them when needed. There needs to be a discussion of adding parents and other volunteers to this task. Yes, there could be some training, but dedicated parents already read and listen to their children every day to help them reach higher reading levels. It works if parents do it. For parents that won't spend 30 minutes a day per child or for whatever reason can't, then the school needs to take over. This is not the fault of the child. The PTA at each school can help and should get involved more in education instead of just fundraising and car pool duties. Major cuts are coming to the LRSD. Suggs is planning for them but others are in denial. Let's work together and use our common sense. Reading is not rocket science.

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