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Apollonia Bingham-Bianco, at work on her first-grade knitting project: the hat. Photo: Linda Lutton/Front and Center
Apollonia Bingham-Bianco, at work on her first-grade knitting project: the hat. Photo: Linda Lutton/Front and Center

In this first grade, knitting is the focus

Most schools in the United States begin teaching students to read from the time they enter kindergarten. In fact, it's not hard to find 4-year-olds learning the letters of the alphabet and even reading easy words in preschool.

However, not every early-learner starts that way. For our collaboration on literacy with WEBEZ's Front and Center, Linda Lutton brings us the story of a school in the Great Lakes region that is taking a radically different approach.  Go to full article

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