Breaking down Response to Intervention (RTI)

If you look inside any general education classroom, chances are you will experience different students struggling for different reasons. It can be difficult for a teacher to tell right away which students are struggling and why. Through the years, Tennessee has implemented programs and initiatives to attempt to alleviate this problem – one being the Response to Intervention and Instruction … Read More

Supporting your public education system: Why it’s important

“Out of the public schools comes the greatness of the nation.” – Mark Twain Supporting public schools might look different for everyone. Whether it’s volunteering; donating to an organization that works with public schools; or fundraising for a teacher – every act of generosity helps. The success of local, public school systems is extremely important, not only for the future … Read More

The Orton-Gillingham approach: What is it?

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” – Victor Hugo When children are navigating their educational journey, it’s crucial they become proficient readers by the end of third grade. Why? Because beginning in fourth grade, children must read to learn other subjects, such as math, history, science, etc. Since … Read More

Reading Foundations for Future Opportunities

Since our founding in 2017, ALLMemphis has worked toward a clear vision of full literacy to advance the social, cultural, and economic development of our city. Our mission – ensuring educational equity by equipping schools with a data-driven, research-based language and literacy approach – hasn’t changed, but, as we’ve grown, we’ve been exploring new ways to accomplish it. As an … Read More