All teachers help students with reading at two Tennessee schools

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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