When it comes to becoming strong readers, children need three things: access, time and choice. A new video from Clemson University’s College of Education and its Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Center describes the ways families, schools and communities can work together to give students these tools for reading success. In the video, titled “Literacy: Making Reading Number One,” […]
While many slides are fun for children, the “summer slide” in reading is way less enjoyable – and often detrimental to budding readers. The summer slide occurs when students, especially those with less access to educational resources, lose some of the academic skills they gained during the previous school year. To combat this slide, Clemson […]
Sixteen professors and administrators from Clemson University’s College of Education gathered in the cool morning hours in a parking lot behind Memorial Stadium March 5 where they loaded into two big white vans and hit the road for a two-day field trip into the heart of the Palmetto State. They were headed to the so-called “Corridor of Shame,” a string of 36 school districts along Interstate 95 that have struggled with historically inequitable school funding and poor student achievement, to get first-hand experience of some of South Carolina’s most rural and high poverty school districts and build lasting relationships with the leaders there.
In late May, nearly 1,200 students in districts across South Carolina received orange drawstring backpacks containing books such as “Clifford’s Spring Clean Up,” “The Little Red Hen” and other reading material that will help prevent the decline in reading skills many students experience during summer months. The backpacks contained 10 books each and were made […]
The gridiron history between Clemson and Ohio State is sometimes overshadowed by their collaborations in research. Just as athletes seek equally-matched, or superior, opponents, researchers seek collaborators who complement and challenge their work.
A Marion City School District teacher, Susanne Elvington, and Leigh Turmel, a teacher from Spartanburg School District 7, are attending Clemson University this academic year for a graduate program focusing on how best to help first graders who are struggling with beginning reading and writing. The graduate study is part of a training program that […]
On June 10, Clemson University and Scholastic sent first-grade students home with books to ensure that young Tiger fans put reading first. Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney, his wife Kathleen, and representatives from Scholastic and Clemson University were on hand to read to kids at Memorial Stadium’s WestZone and celebrate the launch of “Tigers […]
The Eugene T. Moore School of Education focuses on improving the quality of life in South Carolina by improving education. And it couldn’t come at a better time for the Palmetto State, which has nearly 30 percent of individuals under the age of 18 who live below the poverty line.
Celeste (C.C.) Bates, assistant professor of literacy education at the Clemson University Eugene T. Moore School of Education and director of the Clemson University Reading Recovery® and Early Literacy Training Center, has been named to the S.C. Department of Education’s Read to Succeed Advisory Group. Bates is one of 25 individuals selected from 140 applicants […]