This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

READ 180® And System 44® "Outstanding Educators" Help Struggling Students Become Confident Lifelong Readers

NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the recipients of the 2013 READ 180® and System 44® Outstanding Educator Awards. This award, now in its seventh year, recognizes four exceptional teachers who have proven that it is never too late to turn around the academic path for struggling students and help them achieve success. This year's Outstanding Educators have accelerated the progress of their students enrolled in READ 180 and System 44, the blended learning programs proven to raise reading achievement for struggling students in grades 3–12, and have helped them overcome both personal and academic obstacles. The students taught by these educators have shown significant growth in one year and have become enthusiastic readers who are able to tackle more complex texts. 

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100907/SCHOLASTICLOGO )

"At Scholastic we know that with the right support and tools, every teacher can be a 'Force Multiplier', making an exponential positive impact on their students' lives," said Margery Mayer, President of Scholastic Education. "We are thrilled to celebrate these four outstanding educators and commend them for their unwavering dedication to their students."

The Outstanding Educator nominations are carefully reviewed by a Scholastic committee that takes into account not only the reading growth of each teacher's class, but also nomination statements from colleagues and students detailing the impact the nominated educator has had on a school, classroom, or personal level. The Outstanding Educators will each receive a $1,200 check, an all-expense-paid trip to Scholastic headquarters in New York City, and a commemorative plaque. Additionally, the educators who nominated the 2013 Outstanding Educator Award winners will receive a READ 180 Xtra Collection for their classrooms.

The 2013 READ 180 Outstanding Educators are:

High School

Tina Burnsworth – Salem High School, Virginia Beach, VA

Once a struggling reader herself, Ms. Burnsworth relates to the challenges her students face on a daily basis. "My students hear my story," said Ms. Burnsworth. "They see my passion and confidence that READ 180 is a key to open the door to success. READ 180 would have made a world of a difference to me when I was a struggling reader."

Ms. Burnsworth's commitment to individual student learning is apparent in the remarkable literacy growth seen in her students over multiple years. Since Ms. Burnsworth began teaching READ 180 seven years ago, she has built a robust reading program for Salem High School students. The majority of her students have attained an average of 2.5 years of reading growth in a single year—the highest of any secondary reading teacher in her school district.

Ms. Burnsworth has taken on a leadership role outside her building, sharing her teaching methods with her fellow reading specialists and literacy teachers to help them build their reading programs. She has also collaborated with district secondary principals as they look for a leadership model to build literacy support for struggling readers in their schools.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,596.35 -350.33 -1.95%
S&P 500 2,057.64 -43.85 -2.09%
NASDAQ 4,958.4680 -122.0370 -2.40%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs