Why This Springfield, Massachusetts School Principal Continues to Invite the Literacy Lab Back

Principal Mark McCann was one of the first school leaders in Springfield, Massachusetts to invite The Literacy Lab into his school at Lincoln Elementary back in 2018. He recognized that some students were starting behind their peers or had gaps in their learning. Often these were students of color and students from low-income households. To … Read more

Kansas City Tutor Sewed Masks for Fellow Service Members As They Returned to the Classrooms

At the Literacy Lab, our Tutors and Fellows go above and beyond for the students we serve and for their fellow service members. Our educators continue to demonstrate inspiring resilience as they help students achieve literary excellence, despite the difficulties many of them have faced in their personal lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic. When … Read more

End of Year Survey Highlights and Notes on Growth

Feedback from our tutors, Fellows, and partner schools is a crucial part of how we measure our success as an organization and how we make improvements to our programming from year to year. Each quarter, tutors and Fellows share their feedback so that program teams can respond quickly to the needs the current cohort has … Read more

Hear From our Partners: An Interview with Principal Bowman

This school year, we expanded our programming into Danville, Virginia – a small city on the VA-NC border that has turned its focus toward improving reading proficiency for students in grades K-3rd. This goal shined a light on the educational inequities within the region, including the need for high impact literacy-focused partners in the city’s … Read more

Hear From our Partners: An Interview with Principal Bowman

This school year, we expanded our programming into Danville, Virginia – a small city on the VA-NC border that has turned its focus toward improving reading proficiency for students in grades K-3rd. This goal shined a light on the educational inequities within the region, including the need for high impact literacy-focused partners in the city’s … Read more

Hear From our Partners: An Interview with Principal Bowman

This school year, we expanded our programming into Danville, Virginia – a small city on the VA-NC border that has turned its focus toward improving reading proficiency for students in grades K-3rd. This goal shined a light on the educational inequities within the region, including the need for high impact literacy-focused partners in the city’s … Read more

Mid-Year AmeriCorps Tutoring Update

This school year has been different in many ways, but what hasn’t changed is that Literacy Lab’s AmeriCorps tutors are connecting directly with students to provide individualized literacy support. Each day, nearly 300 AmeriCorps tutors log into their virtual tutoring spaces or don their PPE to lead students in duet reading, sing the alphabet song, … Read more

Mid-Year AmeriCorps Tutoring Update

This school year has been different in many ways, but what hasn’t changed is that Literacy Lab’s AmeriCorps tutors are connecting directly with students to provide individualized literacy support. Each day, nearly 300 AmeriCorps tutors log into their virtual tutoring spaces or don their PPE to lead students in duet reading, sing the alphabet song, … Read more