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Why Aren't American Kids Being Taught to Read?

APM Reports

For generations, educators have fought about how kids learn to read and what that means about how they should be taught. Now, there is definitive evidence from neuroscience on how the brain learns to read and it suggests very different approaches to reading instruction than those that are commonly found in schools. This APM Reports documentary explores why the reading science is not making its way into American classrooms – or teacher preparation programs – and what can be done about it. LISTEN NOW>>

Next week on Gulf Coast Live we’re airing a series of Education Documentaries produced by APM Reports. These hour-long programs are created by APM Reports’ award-winning investigative journalists and documentary producers, editors, researchers and digital producers.