Schools emphasize reading readiness in third-graders

02/22/2005 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

As part of its occasional series about grades, The Washington Post examines the Baltimore Sun's controversial Reading by 9 program, in which the newspaper's employees tutored third-graders and wrote stories for their readers about how children learn to read. While student scores did not improve as much as expected, Sun educator writer Mike Bowler said the four-year initiative helped bring the importance of reading to the forefront.

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