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Partnership to Catch Kids Up In Reading

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As part of its national expansion, Ignite! Reading has partnered with Coney Island Prep to implement Zoom-powered K-5 literacy tutoring, which is offered during designated blocks in the school day. Leaders from Ignite! Reading joined educators and students at Coney Island Prep Monday morning for a demonstration of the program, which provides foundational skills reading instruction through high dosage, 1:1, 15-minute daily virtual tutoring and has offset pandemic-related learning losses in its recent summer and fall pilot programs.

Ignite! is a nonprofit that pairs elementary students with a trained tutor who provides 15 minutes of one-on-one, individualized reading and literacy tutoThe Fall 2021 Ignite! Reading program has already proven successful: students demonstrated three weeks of reading progress for every week of tutoring they received; and 100% of IEP students passed their first progress monitoring assessment. (March 2022)

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