Imagine trying to read and solve math problems in a school where you don’t speak the language of your teacher and classmates. That’s the challenge facing roughly 65,000 students in Minnesota, or 8 percent of the student population, who are learning English as they go through the school. Despite some recent improvements in their test
EHJ Partner Table Member Mark Poss, president of Red Wing Publishing, describes what he likes about Every Hand Joined. Listen in!
It’s hard to grasp: What exactly is Every Hand Joined trying to do? Perhaps the best way to help you understand this is to look at what another city has accomplished so far, which also is part of the national StriveTogether Network. All Hands Raised in Portland, Oregon is about eight years ahead of our
Burnside Elementary produces a monthly newsletter that is full of news and suggestions for parents. The third grade teachers wrote an article in the November 2013 issue about how to help kids with reading comprehension. Here are a couple of their suggestions: 1. Good Fit Books: This is very important so as to understand the
Every Hand Joined is using the StriveTogether Framework to make a collective impact on our children’s success in school and life. Many communities are part of the StriveTogether network, although Red Wing is the smallest community to participate so far. StriveTogether is a national organization that encourages “community stakeholders,” like businesses, schools, and nonprofits, to
EHJ has described its commitment to improving third grade reading scores. We know that up through third grade, children learn to read but from fourth grade on, they read to learn. We also want eight graders to be really good at algebra so they’re better prepared for high school and college courses. The Red Wing