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ONEWORLD's EDUCATION AGENDA - TOC & YOUTH UNLEASHED LISTENING TOUR
Stop # 1: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, 12:30-3:00pm, Dwight Substation, 150 Edgewood Ave., New Haven
Topic: What does a student need to succeed in the classroom and beyond?
What Does a Student Need to Succeed in the Classroom & Beyond? We must know the answer to this question and we must ALL (parents, teachers, extended family, community leaders, union, everyone) put the answers into practice every day.
Our future is in jeopardy! The 21st Century demands excellent reading, writing and comprehension skills; it demands critical-thinking and good problem-solving skills.
These skills need to be developed starting in Pre-K. I have had many gifts in this life, but the GREATEST Gift of all was delivered by my Great-Grandmother from the day I was born; she gave me the gift of loving to learn; she made it clear every day that education is important. Education and the ability to learn have been my saving graces in every phase of my life.
• OneWorld: Too many of our children cannot read on grade level; too many of our high school graduates cannot understand what they read. In a television program OneWorld recorded recently, Dr. Brett Rayford, psychologist, said "From Pre-K to Grade 3 children learn to read. From Grade 3 forward they read to learn." If they cannot read they cannot learn. Sadly, too many of our children read words without comprehending them.