A city teacher and student have been recognized by Scholastic, the children's publishing, education and media company for their achievements in using two of the company's reading intervention programs.
The company chose Harford Public High School teacher Lauren Lieberman as one of four teachers from around the country to receive the 2010 Scholastic Outstanding Educator award helping students, and Naylor Elementary School 6th-grader Julissa Berrios as one of only three students to receive their System 44 All Star Award for individual progress made in reading.
The company's reading intervention programs are designed to meet the needs of struggling students, which Hartford has its share of. District officials say they are hopeful that these awards are a precursor to improved CMT scores in the district. Those scores will be announced this summer.