Research: Adolescent literacy best helped by early intervention

04/14/2005 | American School Board Journal

Experts believe it's possible to ease the crisis in adolescent literacy, but only if schools demonstrate the willingness and commitment to make reading the "cornerstone of learning." Joseph Torgesen, director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, argues that focusing on literacy in the K-2 years is more effective than trying to play catch up in middle school and high school.

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