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Parents announce their IPS board endorsement

Sep 7, 202203 min read
Parents announce their IPS board endorsement
As an IPS parent who has spoken to our current board several times over the last few years, I know who sits in those seats makes a huge difference. I know our board members determine if positive changes happen or not. They determine if the next steps the district takes will bring us closer to […]

Skipping over the basics

Sep 6, 202204 min read
Skipping over the basics
Thinking back on how I was taught to read, I don’t know that all of it was beneficial. While it has been a long time and I don’t remember everything by any stretch, I recall being taught to “skip ahead” when I struggled with a word.   After I “skipped ahead,” I could go back and […]

What is the science of reading?

Aug 29, 202202 min read
What is the science of reading?
You may or may not have heard of the expression, “the Science of Reading.” Like so many buzz phrases in education, you may be initially skeptical about whether the Science of Reading might be the latest “flavor of the month” in a long list of alleged cures for our struggling public education system. So what […]

Why does the Science of Reading matter?

Aug 29, 202202 min read
Why does the Science of Reading matter?
Reading is important. I believe it might be the most important thing our children learn in school because children who struggle to read are at risk of falling behind in many subjects.  The decades of brain research that make up the Science of Reading have given us a clear understanding of how we learn to […]

Why I’ve joined a group of parents focused on electing equitable IPS board candidates

Aug 25, 202204 min read
Why I’ve joined a group of parents focused on electing equitable IPS board candidates
As a teacher, I have seen English Language Learner (ELL) students all over our city be an afterthought and not a priority. Our ELL students come to us so hard-working, on grade level much of the time, and with the ability to outperform their monolingual peers. Yet, we fail to recognize their greatness and serve […]

Indiana’s literacy crisis

Aug 18, 202203 min read
Indiana’s literacy crisis
Indiana is neck-deep in a literacy crisis. Just slightly more than one in three Hoosier children (37%) are reading on grade level (down from 41% in 2017) according to NAEP, which is known as the nation’s report card. Student demographic data shows significant disparities along racial and ethnic lines, but the literacy crisis impacts children […]

Parents announce their IPS board endorsement

Sep 7, 202203 min read
Parents announce their IPS board endorsement
As an IPS parent who has spoken to our current board several times over the last few years, I know who sits in those seats makes a huge difference. I know our board members determine if positive changes happen or not. They determine if the next steps the district takes will bring us closer to […]

Skipping over the basics

Sep 6, 202204 min read
Skipping over the basics
Thinking back on how I was taught to read, I don’t know that all of it was beneficial. While it has been a long time and I don’t remember everything by any stretch, I recall being taught to “skip ahead” when I struggled with a word.   After I “skipped ahead,” I could go back and […]

What is the science of reading?

Aug 29, 202202 min read
What is the science of reading?
You may or may not have heard of the expression, “the Science of Reading.” Like so many buzz phrases in education, you may be initially skeptical about whether the Science of Reading might be the latest “flavor of the month” in a long list of alleged cures for our struggling public education system. So what […]

Why does the Science of Reading matter?

Aug 29, 202202 min read
Why does the Science of Reading matter?
Reading is important. I believe it might be the most important thing our children learn in school because children who struggle to read are at risk of falling behind in many subjects.  The decades of brain research that make up the Science of Reading have given us a clear understanding of how we learn to […]

Why I’ve joined a group of parents focused on electing equitable IPS board candidates

Aug 25, 202204 min read
Why I’ve joined a group of parents focused on electing equitable IPS board candidates
As a teacher, I have seen English Language Learner (ELL) students all over our city be an afterthought and not a priority. Our ELL students come to us so hard-working, on grade level much of the time, and with the ability to outperform their monolingual peers. Yet, we fail to recognize their greatness and serve […]

Indiana’s literacy crisis

Aug 18, 202203 min read
Indiana’s literacy crisis
Indiana is neck-deep in a literacy crisis. Just slightly more than one in three Hoosier children (37%) are reading on grade level (down from 41% in 2017) according to NAEP, which is known as the nation’s report card. Student demographic data shows significant disparities along racial and ethnic lines, but the literacy crisis impacts children […]