Essential Skills began not as a business plan, but rather as an idea for an easier, more engaging, and more efficient way to teach basic skills. Essential Skills first program, Super Phonics, was created by a classroom teacher for use with his own students. He shared this program with a couple of teachers in his school and before long it had spread throughout the district. It seemed that everyone was talking about this fantastic new computer program for teaching phonics.
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