Friday, March 16, 2012

Over 100 Cities Participating In Early Literacy Campaign

Lesli A. Maxwell writes at the Education Week (3/15) "Early Years" blog, "more than 100 cities, towns, and counties have pledged to improve literacy among their youngest citizens as part of a national campaign called the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading." She notes that participating communities "had to submit detailed plans for how they will get children on track to be grade-level readers by the end of the 3rd grade, the crucial point at which students shift from learning to read to reading to learn. The national campaign is a project of several funders and is being headed up by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which invests heavily in efforts to improve early childhood and strengthen families."

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