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12/22/08 — School Street success story: putting reading first

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School Street success story: putting reading first

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on December 22, 2008 1:46 PM

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Marie Stone, a second-grade teacher at School Street Elementary School, assists student Kevin Grady with a reading assignment.

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Nile Harvey, a second-grader in Marie Stone's class at School Street Elementary School, works on a reading assignment. Each morning, 90 minutes are blocked off for students throughout the building to participate in some type of reading activity.

For 90 minutes each morning at School Street Elementary School, it's reading time. And school officials say the extra emphasis on their ABCs is paying off both in student interest and test scores. The designated time for students in kindergarten...

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