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Texas School Ready Celebrates 20 Years and Continued Growth

Texas is home to over 3 million young children, yet not all children arrive at kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. After 20 years, the Texas School Ready (TSR) project continues implementing programs and providing resources to positively impact young Texans’ school readiness. Texas School Ready is one of CLI’s signature programs focused… Read more »

Using Strive-for-Five Conversations to Strengthen Language Comprehension in Preschool through Grade One

Published: December 13, 2023 Publication: The Reading Teacher CLI Author: Tricia A. Zucker, PhD Abstract: Engaging in frequent, meaningful conversation during the early years of schooling is foundational for children’s literacy development. Specifically, developing oral language through daily conversations is essential for language comprehension, and eventually, reading comprehension. In this article, we discuss how teachers… Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month

“Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves and be free.” – Cesar Chavez Educational freedom, particularly among women, has come with a price en mi familia. As the granddaughter of a migrant worker who walked with Chavez in California, I feel a special… Read more »