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Bringing Literacy Home: Latino Families Supporting Children's Literacy Learning

The challenge for our schools and communities is educating all students while helping DLLs close the gap in language and cultural understanding so they can succeed in the American educational system.

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Latino Children Start Kindergarten Behind in Math

According to research from Child Trends' Hispanic Institute,  poverty, lower participation in center-based child care, and fewer books in the home are some reasons young Latino children start school behind in math.

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3rd Grade Reading Success Matters

Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Yet every year, more than 80 percent of low-income children miss this crucial milestone.

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Don't Forget the Fun

Laughter is not only a great sound, it’s actually a healthy sound! Researchers tell us that laughter raises endorphins, which increases immunity, lowers stress. So laughter actually creates a healthy climate for learning.

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Trauma Sensitive Practice in Schools

Understanding and responding to children's challenging behaviors in school.

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Third Grade Reading Legislative Guidance

In October 2016, The Michigan Legislature passed a critical law that will have tremendous implications upon current kindergarten students.

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