Education Opinion

Advocate for Boys Retiring

By Richard Whitmire — March 31, 2011 1 min read
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Nancy Grasmick is stepping down as Maryland schools superintendent. Grasmick has always been well aware of the decline in academic aspirations among boys. Plus, she identified the core of the problem, reading and writing deficits. It was Grasmick who pioneered the use of comic books to assist with reading instruction (okay, comic books give way eventually to graphic novels).

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