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UNC-TV and Sesame Workshop will host the PBS Regional Teacher Summit for North Carolina Pre-K educators at Winston-Salem State University

UNC-TV and Sesame Workshop will host the PBS Regional Teacher Summit for North Carolina Pre-K educators at Winston-Salem State University

On Saturday, Aug. 5, UNC-TV and Sesame Workshop will host the PBS Regional Teacher Summit for North Carolina Pre-K educators at Winston-Salem State University. This summit will focus on a new initiative called Sesame Street in Communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about this new resource, how to implement it in the classroom, etc. Following the completion of the workshop,…

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Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Announces New Executive Director

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Announces New Executive Director

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is pleased to announce the selection of Nancy Hughes as its new executive director effective July 24, 2017. Nancy has served as an advocate for young children throughout her career.  She is also no stranger to Smart Start, serving as the Executive Director of Smart Start in Johnston County for eight years.  Nancy was the founding Executive Director of this…

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New report outlines research behind measures that move the needle on third-grade reading

New report outlines research behind measures that move the needle on third-grade reading

The NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative is building on North Carolina’s history of innovation and success to tackle one of the greatest challenges facing the state: the overwhelming majority of our children, especially those from low-income families, are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Reading well in the early grades predicts a child’s academic and career…

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Belk Foundation Invests in Efforts to Double 3rd Grade Reading Proficiency

Belk Foundation Invests in Efforts to Double 3rd Grade Reading Proficiency

A grant of $100,000 from The Belk Foundation to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation will dramatically expand the Library’s efforts to address the challenge of third grade reading proficiency through Active Reading training. “Active Reading means reading with children, rather than just reading aloud to children,” says Johanna Anderson, Executive Director of The Belk Foundation….

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