First-Graders in the Reading Red Zone: How One Colorado School is Tackling Pandemic Gaps

Chalkbeat Colorado | Ann Schimke 

“The pandemic torpedoed many of the school’s recent literacy gains and threw an especially disruptive wrench into the education of Remington’s first-graders, whose pre-K year was cut short and whose kindergarten year was marked by flip-flops between online and in-person learning.”

Remington Elementary in Colorado Springs has committed its efforts towards improving the reading scores of its first graders. Also, the first-grade teachers are educating their students on new routine skills since Remington’s new first-graders had their kindergarten year cut short due to the pandemic.

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