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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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“Carolina Impact” story about Dolly Parton Imagination Library

“Carolina Impact” story about Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a program that ​mails out children a free book each month from birth up until 5 years old.  These are high-quality books that are chosen by experts in the education and writing field and are based on the child’s age. This program’s mission is to foster a love of learning in children, making the experience fun and meaningful.  Since it’s conception in…

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Parents as Teachers Expands Early Education in West Charlotte

Parents as Teachers Expands Early Education in West Charlotte

The Y is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive a $124,700 grant from the Vanguard Capital for Kids Program. Secured through the efforts of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, these funds will support the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program to provide 25 families at Renaissance West Community Initiative with the information, support and encouragement needed to help children develop…

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