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  • Could Your Child be Dyslexic?

    Could Your Child be Dyslexic?0

    By Don Winn Timing, as they say, is everything. Especially when it comes to detecting dyslexia in children. Why is early detection so important? Basically, children must learn to read, and from then on, they read to learn. Developmentally, kids have a brief, precious window of time during which they get to learn the mechanics

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  • How Tweens and Teens Can Learn Tolerance Through Literature

    How Tweens and Teens Can Learn Tolerance Through Literature2

    By Kristin Guay In today’s middle and high schools, teens are exposed to a more diverse population than ever before, involving students, parents, and school staff. This diversity is reflected in religion, culture, language, sexual identification and preference, and political beliefs. While this exposure to a diverse population has numerous benefits, it has also created

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  • Why ‘Funny’ Is Important for Girls

    Why ‘Funny’ Is Important for Girls0

    Librarian and author Betsy Bird is on a mission: to let girls ages 8-12 (classified in the literary world as “middle grade”) know they can survive adolescence with humor. To that end, Bird edited the recently released Funny Girl, a compilation of hilarious stories, comics, and more from top female middle grade authors, illustrators, and

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  • Candlewick Press, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Partner to Build Strong Women

    Candlewick Press, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Partner to Build Strong Women0

    Candlewick Press and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts are partnering on April vacation and summer camp programming that uses acclaimed books featuring strong, independent girls to nurture Girl Scouts’ confidence and love of reading. “We are pleased to partner with Candlewick Press to offer programs that will increase girls’ access to books and will connect

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  • 7 Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers

    7 Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers1

    Many adults and children appreciate the pleasure of reading an entertaining and engaging book, short story, or article on a favorite subject or interesting matter. Who can argue with Walt Disney when he said, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island”? However, there are some children who

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  • Massachusetts Required Children Learn to Read Starting in the 1640s

    Massachusetts Required Children Learn to Read Starting in the 1640s3

    When it comes to standardized test results, whether it’s those from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) or the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), it’s no historical accident that Massachusetts performs near the top, one education expert says. “The first public schools started in Massachusetts during the Colonial period,” said Tom Loveless, a

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