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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Fisher Schools recruiting tutors after bveing named a Minnesota Reading, Math Corps Site for 2014-15

  • Fisher Community Preschool and Fisher Elementary School have been named Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps sites for 2014. As a result, the schools will be recruiting paid tutors for the 2014-2015 school year.
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  •     Fisher Community Preschool and Fisher Elementary School have been named Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps sites for 2014.  As a result, the schools will be recruiting paid tutors for the 2014-2015 school year.   
        Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps is a statewide, research-based initiative to help every Minnesota student become a successful reader by the end of third grade or become proficient in math by the end of eighth grade. Fisher Community Preschool and Fisher Elementary School are two of approximately 800 sites awarded this status throughout the state of Minnesota.     
        According to data from 2013 state standardized tests, one in three Minnesota third graders does not read at grade level, and 40 percent of Minnesota 8th graders do not demonstrate proficiency in math.    
        Executive Director at Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps Sheila Piippo explained that schools are turning to Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps to help struggling students who would otherwise not receive additional support.    
        “We are seeing real results and are encouraged that students who previously were not on track to succeed are now catching up to their peers."   
        Piippo encourages anyone interested in learning more about Minnesota Reading or Math Corps, or anyone interested in applying to serve as a tutor, to visit www.MinnesotaMathCorps.org, or contact 866-859-2825.
    About Minnesota Reading Corps   
        Minnesota Reading Corps is a statewide program to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of third grade.  The program places trained AmeriCorps tutors in schools, where they work with children from age three to grade three who are at risk for not reading at grade level. AmeriCorps tutors provide individualized research-based interventions directly to children. For more information, visit www.minnesotareadingcorps.org.
    About Minnesota Math Corps   
        Minnesota Math Corps is a statewide program to help Minnesota students become proficient in math by the end of eighth grade. The program places trained AmeriCorps tutors in Minnesota schools to work with students in grades four through eight to provide research-based math practice. For more information, visit www.minnesotamathcorps.org.

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