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Raising reading achievement at your school

"What you focus on is what will grow." — Joan Freck, School principal, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia

The Building Blocks of Reading

In Baltimore, a pre-kindergarten program called Children's Literacy Initiative helps at-risk children meet the school's high expectations.

National Association of Elementary School Principals

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February 14, 2014
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"When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. " — Mem Fox