October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and we invite you to learn some interesting facts about Dyslexia and see how some of our campuses have celebrated. 

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Reading Partners

Reading Partners is a program that partners with school to help improve literacy rates in children at an early age, so they can go further in their education. Reading Partners can be found on two Uplift campuses, Uplift Heights and Uplift Williams which serves more than 60 scholars year round. Only 16% of low-income fourth […]

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Uplift volunteer makes an impact through reading

Community volunteer Melinda Lafitte may not realize it, but she’s an important part of Uplift Summit International Preparatory School’s success story in Arlington. Each week she makes the 30 minute drive from Dallas to do a simple but impactful thing: reading to kindergarten scholars. For our youngest scholars, many of whom start school speaking only […]

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Building reading skills in primary leads to strong learning in later grades

For parents who want their children to go to college, there is one very important skill those children will need: mastery of written and spoken words and the ability to use them to describe their world. Educators refer to this as literacy. At every grade level and subject, whether it’s reading, math, science or history, […]

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5 great ways to promote literacy at home

“Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.” —Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations 1. Make time for reading! Though it may seem like an obvious suggestion, this one is incredibly important. In order for reading to […]

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LaToya Lewis: Uplift Pinnacle third grade teacher creates better readers with DIRT

For many scholars at Uplift Pinnacle, reading comprehension was a challenge when the school year began.  Uplift Pinnacle third grade teacher LaToya Lewis loves to get into the DIRT, and because her scholars seem to agree, comprehension and critical thinking levels are on the rise. The DIRT we’re talking about is the Daily Independent Reading […]

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Kristin Algier and Sarah Chambers: Uplift Heights Literacy Luncheons boost reading gains; build parent partnerships

At the beginning of the school year, Uplift Heights Primary Director Kristin Algier heard parents loud and clear.  They wanted more opportunities to be a partner in their children’s education and participate in more culture-building events.  Meanwhile early scores of the Measure of Academic Performance (MAP) assessment were showing the need for scholars to make gains in […]

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