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Schenectady school district seeks reading volunteers

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Volunteers may have to fill in for reading specialists next year because the Schenectady City School District can’t afford to hire enough people to teach children who don’t read well. Schenectady would have to come up with another $1.44 million to hire enough reading specialists for the entire district, Superintendent Laurence Spring said. Spring said the district needs 74 reading specialists to diagnose and treat the many reading problems among the 6,000 students who read ...

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April 3, 2013
5:41 a.m.

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I hope the district reaches out to retired teachers to be volunteers.

April 3, 2013
7:33 a.m.

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tonijean613 - a better idea would be to reach out to all the angry teacher bashers in editorials. Now is there chance to stop huffing and puffing and put that energy to good use. If your angry at schools go make a difference and volunteer your time. Now is your big chance to make a positive impact on Schenectady youth instead of huffing and puffing all that anger. It is not healthy for people to do that. I am sure all the angry teacher bashers would love to help Schenectady children read better and will make an effort to do so if asked by the Superintendent.