Happy New Year From North Dakota Reading Corps

            With the new year in motion we want to share some “great stories” from last year’s Reading Corps program. As each school year progresses, Reading Corps tutors begin to see changes in their students. Each time a member submits a “Great Story,” as well call them, a smile appears on my face and…
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N.D. Reading Corps Tutor Profile: Teresa Bachmeier

Each month we work to highlight another fabulous tutor within the N.D. Reading Corps program. This month we’d like to introduce Teresa Bachmeier, a veteran tutor who is back for her fourth year and is a K-3 tutor in Fargo’s Clara Barton and Hawthorne elementary schools. Teresa, who previously worked for MeritCare (now Sanford) for…
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True Life: Impacts Of N.D. Reading Corps

When you see a child’s eyes light up it touches you in a way that one can’t explain. This spark can come from excitement, accomplishment, joy and countless other emotions, but the point is that you’ve lifted their spirits and helped them feel alive in this moment. Reading Corps brings about all of these emotions…
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North Dakota Reading Corps Receives Federal Funding To Expand Program To Bismarck, Mandan

North Dakota Reading Corps (NDRC) received its first-ever competitive AmeriCorps award providing almost $190,000 in federal support for its current programming in Fargo, West Fargo and Jamestown, plus expansion into Bismarck and Mandan for the 2014-2015 school year. NDRC combines the people power of AmeriCorps with the science of how children learn to read and…
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North Dakota Reading Corps Program Makes Big Strides

On Jan. 28, The Forum published the following story, “Two-thirds of ND children aren’t proficient readers by fourth grade.” The article states that N.D. isn’t alone in this struggle, “Nationally, 66 percent of children were not proficient at reading by grade four in 2013.” “In Minnesota, 59 percent of all students failed to read proficiently by grade four.” We aren’t alone…
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