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News about literacy in U.S. schools.

DPSCD officials will share final recommendations with the school board by next year.

Prize-winning authors spoke to Whitehaven H.S. students but had to hold back on discussing themes of systemic racism.

Jamarria Hall remains engaged in the fight to improve schools: ‘​​I want to change education,’ he says. ‘If you look at the last century, education has not changed at all.’

Students and parents can participate in focus groups on Oct. 25 and 30 to discuss specific reading programs. 

Some advocates call for a larger overhaul of the system for determining who is eligible for special education.

By next June, the state’s top education leaders are expected to develop a plan to infuse “science of reading” principles into teacher preparation programs.

State test results for the city’s public schools show scores grew by 2 percentage points in math and English language arts this year.