Reading is so important to a child's development, yet recent data shows that today's K-2 graders are missing key literacy benchmarks largely due to setbacks from the pandemic.

Concordia alumna and adjunct instructor La Tasha Fields spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio’s Mack Krumme about the problem and offered tips for helping children to stay engaged in reading this summer.

Fields received her Master of Science in Education–Literacy and Reading Specialist degree from CUW and now teaches in the program. She served as president for the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) from 2020-21 and continues to work as a Culturally Responsive Practices Teacher Mentor for Milwaukee Public Schools, where she has worked for more than two decades. She also works part time running a literacy program at The Nehemiah Project Inc.

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