Students at two Tennessee elementary schools are getting extra reading help from teachers who specialize in art, music and physical education. As part of a districtwide push to increase reading proficiency, the subject teachers are pitching in to provide one-on-one instruction to students during daily 90-minute literacy blocks. "Statistics show students who are struggling readers in third grade are still struggling in ninth grade. It is critical to a student's success that he or she have strong reading skills," one school's academic coach said.
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