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A glance at local and national media might lead one to believe there’s little good news about secondary schools and the literacy skills of their students: Low test scores. Few students reading for pleasure. Their inability to think incisively or write coherently.

Here in the metropolitan Omaha area, however, there is a major effort under way to support the reading and writing skills for high school and middle school students.

For the past year, an organization called METLink — a partnership of UNO’s College of Education and College of Arts and Sciences with area middle and high schools — has been actively working with area English teachers to help improve the ways they teach students.