Florida Program Recruits Volunteers to Help Increase Early Literacy
Education Week (blog)
Research has shown that kids who are reading on grade level by 4th grade have a better chance of graduating from high school. But, in Florida, more than one-third of 3rd graders in public school can't read at minimum levels of proficiency, lessening their chances for academic success as they move through school. That's why the Children's Movement of Florida, school districts and the United Way have joined together on a three-year initiative that will connect volunteers with kids in preschool through 3rd grade to help them on the road to literacy.
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