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first_imgNORWALK – Three years ago, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District school board vowed that nine out of 10 students would be reading at grade level by 2007. That was then, this is now, and the district has yet to reach its goal. But board members this week refused to give up on their original commitment, although members pushed back the time for meeting the goal. “We’re not going to rest until we reach nine of 10,” board member Darryl Adams said at the board’s meeting Monday night. “We’re putting out that message again. We’re serious.” The new goal set Monday is to have seven of 10 students reading at grade level by next year, eight of 10 in 2009 and nine of 10 in 2010. Ed Hengler, school board president, said the district has made some progress toward the goal. When they first set it, only two of 10 students were reading at grade level. The number is expected to be much higher this year, he added. “Hopefully, we’ll get between five and six, which is a tremendous improvement,” Hengler said. “It’s why we have to focus on the need to move ahead.” The district also has reached agreement with the Teachers Association of Norwalk-La Mirada that would require kindergarten through ninth-grade teachers to incorporate an interactive reading approach as part of the daily instruction. Hengler said the agreement with the association is important. “It creates an atmosphere of teachers understanding that we are going to continue to move ahead with the literacy goal,” he said. In the past three years, the district has put more resources and effort into teaching children to read. The district has used state grant money to put literacy coaches into schools, said Superintendent Ginger Shattuck. It also has contracted with the University of Washington to train administrators and coaches on improved instructional practices in the classroom. As teachers are trained, model lessons are being used in other classrooms, Shattuck said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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