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"Blended model helps Pennsylvania district's students catch up in reading" by Tara Garcia Mathewson. Originally published in Education DIVE, July 21, 2016.
The first few years of school, students learn to read, but by third grade they are expected to start reading to learn. When students are behind in third grade, their reading skills deficit starts to create deficits in other areas that compound year over year. Low-income students are particularly vulnerable to falling behind because of summer learning loss.