Four NC Communities Receive National Honors for Literacy Initiatives

The national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) is recognizing four North Carolina communities for measurable progress on key indicators of early school success.  Read Charlotte in Mecklenburg County; Chatham Reads in Chatham County; Growing Moore Readers of Moore County and WAKE Up and Read in Wake County reported progress in 2017 for children from low-income families toward at least one CGLR indicator: school readiness, school attendance or summer learning.

WakeEd’s New Partners Read Program

Read with a child from birth to the first day of kindergarten to create more than 130 hours of vocabulary development. Read 30-minutes per day and a child digests 900 hours of “brain food.” That equals a one-month head start compared to students who receive only...