New from ECF: Find out how much reading failures cost your community

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Students who can’t read by the end of third grade pay a terrible price for the rest of their lives. These poor outcomes cost their community as well – and the Education Consumers Foundation’s new calculator can estimate just how much. Dropouts and unprepared graduates consume disproportionately large amounts of public services for welfare, criminal justice, healthcare and education. Visit our new calculator to see the costs incurred by your community, or see our press release on the … Read More

School Performance Map

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The Education Consumers Foundation has produced an interactive map of Tennessee showing the location of Tennessee schools with information on achievement, growth, and poverty on a county-by-county basis.

Engineering Society of Detroit Institute Symposium Report

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Professional society comes out in favor of Direct InstructionThe Engineering Society of Detroit, a body of engineers, scientists, architects and technical professionals, has convened teams of industry professionals to answer the following question: “”If you were envisioning an optimized, statewide STEM initiative for Michigan, what would it look like and how would you get it done?” One of their solutions: improve reading proficiency rates by using research-based methods like Direct Instruction. Go here to read their entire report. 

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