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A Day in the Life of Leslie Peralta: A Great Oaks Legacy High School Tutor

Leslie Peralta: Math and English Tutor, Great Oaks Legacy High School – Newark

Before the School Bell Rings

I typically wake up between 5:45 am – 6:00 am to get ready for work. 1,114 more words

Ready to Go: Pittsfield

A series featuring communities that have a plan to expand preschool.

In Pittsfield, we know how important early education is. Children who don’t get a strong start can’t read proficiently by third grade. 505 more words

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A Day in the Life of Joanna DeJesus, a Great Oaks Legacy Downtown Middle School tutor

6:00AM – My alarm rings. Well actually it rings about 4 times before that, but I normally don’t get out of bed until 6. I usually head straight into the bathroom to begin my morning routine. 1,615 more words

Disturbing the Peace

Besides getting a workout, the gym has become a place where I can go to find peace and escape from the everyday hassles of life. On yesterday, however, my peace was greatly disturb by the ignorant and racist remarks of one man. 605 more words

A New Series on Struggling Readers and Learning to Read

This series will be posted on my TALK blog (http://frantoomeytalk.blogspot.com/)where the emphasis is on early reading (K-3) and understanding why so many children have difficulty learning to read.  46 more words

Achievement Gap

A Stanford professor says we should teach more math in preschool

Palo Alto, California

Most parents do not have to be convinced that early literacy is important. Reading, singing, and talking to children before they can read themselves helps pave the way for curiosity, empathy and, hopefully, a lifelong love of reading. 1,145 more words