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UB Reporter: UB Literacy Teachers Well-Prepared For Teaching In Challenging Educational Times

Graduates of the University at Buffalo’s Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI) gave their alma mater a meaningful gift to celebrate its 50th year of service: One after another, they have circled back to tell their faculty mentors how the Graduate School of Education’s literacy specialist master’s degree program made it easier for them to get jobs….

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NPR (WBFO): UB Literacy Specialists Provide Summer Reading Program

About 180 area elementary school children didn’t take a full-summer vacation. They remained in the classroom for a special reading program offered by the University at Buffalo in two suburban school districts — Maryvale and Amherst. WBFO’s Eileen Buckley recently attended the program at Maryvale to find out how it improves student reading skills…

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UB Reporter: Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction marks 50th year

UB’s Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI) will mark its 50th year of helping children read, write and gain confidence in their academic skills with a conference and alumni gathering that celebrate its timeless theme of literacy.

CLaRI’s 50th anniversary conference is an opportunity to hear the latest in literacy research and best practices, as well as acknowledge the organization’s proud tradition, according to Mary McVee, director of CLaRI and UB associate professor of literacy education. This important work began in 1963 by UB Professor William “Bill” Eller, who founded the reading clinic that since has become the Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction…

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UB News Release: More Children Get Reading Help This Summer, Thanks to Booming UB Graduate Program

More than twice as many Western New York children are receiving instruction in reading his summer from the University at Buffalo as have in the past, thanks to a booming literacy-specialist program at the UB Graduate School of Education.  More than 150 children in Maryvale, Amherst districts are enrolled.

“Whereas in past years, we typically would have 60 to 80 children in our programs, now we are serving 159 children in grades K-6 at the two sites,” explains Jennifer Schiller, site director of the UB Summer Literacy Program, who says the increase in students largely resulted from the tough economy and trends toward specialization among teachers…

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