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The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses is a book that tackles the issues of bullying and discrimination.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • The Hundred Dresses tackles bullying and discrimination in a straightforward manner.• Although it was written more than 60 years ago, the topic is still very relevant today.• While the…

Housing vouchers, like other anti-poverty programs, increase test scores, NYC study shows

By Matt Barnum for chalkbeat.org Housing vouchers boost the math and reading scores of New York City public school students, according to a new study — the latest evidence that anti-poverty programs help low-income students do better academically. For a student at the 50th percentile of performance, getting a voucher would push them to the 52nd percentile in one year. It’s a small increase,…

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The most commonly-used word in English might only have three letters – but it packs a punch.

By Helen Schumacher for BBC.com English words can be divided into 2 broad categories – content (most nouns and verbs) and non-content words (words like the, of and but). The reason for this is that the non-content words occupy a very special place in our language. There are only about 100 commonly used non-content words, but those words occupy 60%…

ASD Reading Review: ” It is the first really helpful program that we found for our non-speaking son.”

“Dear ASD Reading, We are excited that Asher was able to complete this program. I like that the program was engaging to my son. He definitely liked it, and he misses doing it now that he has finished. I love that it is geared for non-speaking kids with autism.  It is the first really helpful program that we found for…