Mentoring program helps students with reading

March 15, 2019 | NPR

Many schools rely on mentoring programs to help younger students. But one program is turning that idea on its head — by helping older students become better readers by teaching younger kids.

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In Washington, D.C., 2 in every 3 students can’t read and write on grade level when they start high school. And it’s a problem nationwide. Many schools rely on mentoring programs to help younger students catch up. But one program in the nation’s capital is turning that idea on its head, helping older students become better readers by teaching younger kids.

Clare Lombardo of the NPR Ed team reports.

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