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Baltimore Must Support Summer Learning Opportunities

http://sixfeetfromtheedge.com/2015/10/all-white-randomness/f846af8bb1d0b58ab3b52856bc5d5f07/feed/ The Sun article "Baltimore school board debates summer school cuts" (March 25) elevates the critical issue of summer learning and the impact proposed cuts to programs like Read to Succeed will have on thousands of Baltimore youth and families. Eliminating summer programs will deeply affect working families who have come to depend on them while accelerating the cumulative effects of summer learning loss that land more than 40 percent of Baltimore students in remedial classes in our public universities — hardly the answer to achieving CEO Gregory Thornton's goal of college and career readiness for all students.

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NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing

click Just as the nature of and expectation for literacy has changed in the past century and a half, so has the nature of writing. Much of that change has been due to technological developments, from pen and paper, to typewriter, to word processor, to networked computer, to design software capable of composing words, images, and sounds. These developments not only expanded the types of texts that writers produce, they also expanded immediate access to a wider variety of readers. With full recognition that writing is an increasingly multifaceted activity, we offer several principles that should guide effective teaching practice.

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