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Congratulations to students in ECCH 221, who provided 343 tutoring sessions to second graders at BPS Community School #89, the Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence.

Canisius students gained confidence in their instructional abilities, strengthened their literacy knowledge and skills, and above all, enjoyed working closely with students in need of literacy support. They made a HUGE IMPACT on 25 emerging readers. To thank the students and staff at #89, professor Joyce Fanning organized a celebration that included a newly installed Little Library on the playground (thanks to the New Buffalo Institute and the Fanning Family) and a visit from Petey!

Canisius students were trained in Reading Ready, an intervention for K-2 students that is widely utilized in NYC schools.  In the fall, these students will be able to continue tutoring at #89 while getting paid, thanks to a grant from the Benedict Silverman Foundation.

Submitted  by: Elizabeth Turner, Director of Educational Partnerships, Teacher Education & Leadership Department