Monthly Archives for April 2011

Loneliness and resurrection

Get ready because we’re going on a journey in this post. Yesterday I a friend sent me a post about crying in public, about how the fast-paced rhythm of the city shrouds yet magnifies our most private emotions from others. Melissa … Continue reading

24. April 2011 by Jackie B
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NOLA homecoming

Hard to believe I was in New Orleans two weeks ago. I was there for the Education Writers Association conference and stayed a few days to hang out with my family and enjoy the city. On Thursday morning, my first … Continue reading

21. April 2011 by Jackie B
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Adults struggle to learn to read

By JACKIE BORCHARDT – Star-Tribune staff writer How do you know who to vote for? Did you study candidates’ platforms outlined on fliers delivered to your door? Did you learn about their personal lives, their families from their websites? Did you … Continue reading

11. April 2011 by Jackie B
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New campaign aims to boost reading skills in Natrona County

By JACKIE BORCHARDT – Star-Tribune staff writer The school district in Kennewick, Wash., shocked the community in 1995 with a visionary goal: 90 percent of all third-graders would read at grade level. At the time, only 58 percent of third-grade students … Continue reading

11. April 2011 by Jackie B
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Wyoming schools see results from early-literacy efforts

By JACKIE BORCHARDT – Star-Tribune staff writer The computer screen displayed three boxes with letters. Trapper Hallock’s task: Choose one letter from each group to make a three-letter word. Hallock whispered the sound of each letter, clicking the mouse to move … Continue reading

11. April 2011 by Jackie B
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