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Improved ‘Reading Checkup’ Launches in Mecklenburg County

The Story Behind a Transformative Literacy Tool to Put Power in the Hands of Families By Liz Rothaus Bertrand In October, Read Charlotte rolled out an updated version of its popular Reading Checkup with several enhancements to make it work even better for local families throughout the school year. Nearly 2,600 children completed a Reading […]

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By Liz Rothaus Bertrand From the beginning, Read Charlotte has been a collaborative effort. To successfully and dramatically improve literacy among Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s youngest residents, a wide variety of community organizations working together is vital. One key funder helping to lead the way has been Wells Fargo. “I feel pretty fortunate that we have been involved […]

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To this day my daughter associates taking care of someone with reading to them: A personal story of raising readers from Read Charlotte ED Munro Richardson.

If my wife and I were to stack the books that we each read to our daughters in piles next to each other, my wife, Teresa, would have me beat hands down. She read daily with our three daughters, from when they were born through middle school. My wife spent more time with my girls […]

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