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Paying Parents to Read to Their Children Boosts Literacy Skills

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them.  A new study tested four techniques to get parents or other caregivers to complete a 15-week literacy intervention for their children with language impairment.  Only one of those techniques – paying parents 50 cents for each reading session – led to children showing significant gains in reading test scores, findings showed.  “We were somewhat stunned to find that paying parents had this strong effect. We didn’t anticipate this,” said Laura Justice, lead author of the study and professor of educational psychology at The Ohio State University.  The other three techniques tried in the study were offering positive feedback to the parents, offering encouragement, and modeling to parents how to read in a way that improved children’s literacy skills.  None of these three was helpful, and offering feedback actually had a slight…

U.S.A.Government closed for business

By F Guzzardi

U.S. Congress does not approve of Obama's budget, planned cuts in governmental jobs. This means a shift in the Obama health plan, and the loss of jobs governmental.

The impasse That meant 800,000 federal workers were to be furloughed and more than a million others would be asked to work without pay. The Office of Management and Budget issued orders shortly before the midnight deadline that "Save agencies Should now execute two plans for an orderly shutdown to the absence of appropriations" Because Congress had failed to act to keep the federal government Financed.

Harry Reid, the Senate Majority leader, said, "We will not go to the conference with a gun to our heads," he said, demanding That the House accept the Senate's six-week stopgap spending bill, Which has no policy prescriptions, before Negotiations begin .

Rounding out the major national parks-Obama assures salaries for the military and says, "you and your family better served this country when do the congress"

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