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Four Red Bluff schools brings virtual literacy program to improve kids reading level.

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RED BLUFF, Calif. — Four schools under the Red Bluff Union Elementary School District will have a virtual literacy program as part of a nationwide expansion to improve children’s reading levels.

Jessica Sliwerski, the founder of Ignite! Reading says the idea started 20 years ago when she was a teacher in New York and she realized her students were struggling with reading at different levels.

“With students learning to read at twice the rate expected in a traditional classroom, Ignite! Reading’s one-on-one, high-dosage tutoring model is not just transforming how kids are taught to read but how literacy instruction is being operationalized in schools. In addition to accelerating student reading growth and reversing pandemic-related learning losses, Ignite has demonstrated a significant positive impact on students’ social-emotional learning,” said Sliwerski.

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