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Two thirds of American children cannot read proficiently at the end of 3rd grade.
In low-income neighborhoods there is only 1 age appropriate book for every 300 children.
A child who cannot read
proficiently by third grade is
more likely to leave
high school without a diploma.
In coaching, teachers work with a master educator before, during and after a lesson, getting feedback on their implementation of a newly learned teaching skill.
Coaches & mentors are found to be highly effective in helping teachers implement a new skill.
Numerous studies have shown coaching to be successful at changing teacher practice and improving student learning.