Program's Goal Is to Motivate Children to Want to Read

The Register-Herald (Beckley, WV)
When a recent West Virginia KIDS COUNT report cited that 73 percent of West Virginia students are not reading proficiently by the end of their third-grade year, concern was raised in state education leaders, prompting a critical re-evaluation of elementary reading and comprehension programming. For nonprofit organization Read Aloud West Virginia — which has been striving to address such deficits statewide for more than 20 years — the alarming statistic only served to reinforce its ever-important mission to help raise a state full of readers.

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