[Iowa Governor] Branstad Likes What He Sees at Carlisle Reading Program
Des Moines Register (IA)
A summer reading program that has been gaining attention from educators across Iowa was visited by Gov. Terry Branstad. The initiative uses 30-minute targeted lessons to help struggling readers retain what they learned during the previous school year. More than 90 elementary school children in Carlisle are involved in the six-week effort. Preliminary data suggests that the extra schooling has improved the proficiency of some participants, a development that has piqued the interest of the governor and others. All Iowa school districts must offer intensive summer literacy support in 2017 for third-grade students who cannot read, under a law signed by Branstad this spring.
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