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March 8, 2017 - 10:18pm - Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise said in a press conference that the emphasis on early literacy is critical. 'Third grade is considered an important gateway grade, when children transition from 'learning to read' and begin 'reading to learn,'' he said.March 8, 2017 - 10:38pm - Iowa Department of Education's Amy Williamson said that the state's emphasis on early literacy already has created tremendous progress. Fifty-three districts in the state saw double-digit increases in getting students to reading benchmarks or beyond.March 8, 2017 - 10:49pm - Centerville’s Lakeview Elementary Teacher Tynne Sulser describes the transformation in delivering quality literacy instruction in her school. The work has dramatically transformed the progress of students in kindergarten through third grade.March 8, 2017 - 10:35pm - Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise said in a press conference that the emphasis on early literacy is critical. 'Third grade is considered an important gateway grade, when children transition from 'learning to read' and begin 'reading to learn,'' he said.March 8, 2017 - 10:50pm - Centerville’s Lakeview Elementary Teacher Tynne Sulser describes the transformation in delivering quality literacy instruction in her school. The work has dramatically transformed the progress of students in kindergarten through third grade.

March 8, 2017 - 10:19pm - An Iowa Department of Education report shows that the statewide early literacy efforts are paying off. The work, focused on kindergarten-through-third grade students, incorporates an early warning system designed to show which students are not on target for meeting literacy benchmarks, enabling educators to quickly put in place interventions. In the 2015-16 school year, nearly 9,000 additional Iowa students met or exceeded benchmark expectations. Indications are that the growth is expected to continue.March 8, 2017 - 10:28pm - Waterloo Superintendent Jane Lindaman talks about how her district’s kindergarten-through-third grade students demonstrated the greatest growth on literacy screening assessments among urban districts, with a 14.6 percentage-point increase from fall to spring.March 8, 2017 - 10:25pm - Heartland Area Education Agency's Mark Crady said the work on early literacy has been a true statewide effort. 'This enhanced collaboration and partnership has significantly impacted educators and classrooms throughout our state and produced improved learning opportunities for Iowa's kids.'March 8, 2017 - 10:41pm - Iowa Department of Education's Amy Williamson said that the state's emphasis on early literacy already has created tremendous progress. Fifty-three districts in the state saw double-digit increases in getting students to reading benchmarks or beyond.March 8, 2017 - 10:45pm - 
Waterloo Superintendent Jane Lindaman talks about how her district’s kindergarten-through-third grade students demonstrated the greatest growth on literacy screening assessments among urban districts, with a 14.6 percentage-point increase from fall to spring.
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