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.
Johanningsmeier, Charles and Edwards, Sarah K., "Midlands Voices: Student literacy gets major boost" (2010). Teacher Education Faculty Publications. 55.