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A picture is worth 1,000 words: High school literacy edition


I'm convinced that images like this are why cell phone cameras were invented...


The sign went up late Friday, when the kids were out of school. Black letters on a white board perched over the parking lot at Lakewood High.

Patricia Schley, the school's literacy coach, was trying to promote a training session for parents. She wanted to show them how to help their teens become better readers. She had scheduled the evening event for more than a month before the FCATs. ...

Lakewood High, on the southeastern end of St. Petersburg, is home to about 1,400 students. Almost half receive free or reduced-price lunches. Last year, less than 45 percent of them scored at grade level on the state's standardized reading test.

Schley wanted to change that. But she knew she needed the parents' help.

...and spellcheck.

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