A few Oregon elementary schools target reading skills with virtual tutors.

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Ignite! Reading is being piloted in 20 schools and districts across the country, including in Tigard and Eastern Oregon

A little after noon, Monday through Friday, a small group of second graders at Durham Elementary in Tigard head to the library armed with their iPads.

Each student grabs a pair of headphones and checks their microphone before logging onto a Zoom meeting with a tutor.

Before students get to reading, they check in with each tutor, filling them in on their weekend and talking about how they’re feeling that day. One student reads off of the screen, “I am good enough, I am smart enough, I am always doing my best.”

From “A few Oregon elementary schools target reading skills with virtual tutorsOPB (November 2022)

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