Read Charlotte unites community around literacy recovery due to COVID-19 pandemic

Charlotte, N.C. (June 8, 2020) – Among the challenges families face during the COVID-19 crisis, the potential for learning loss is a top concern. To prevent backslide, educators are aligning around a community-wide initiative: “Reading Checkup” brought forth by Read Charlotte. The organization announced Monday it is partnering with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and over 60 other […]

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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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LET’S GO CLT Campaign Aims to Activate Adults To Teach Kids ABCs Before Kindergarten

Charlotte, N.C. (February 3, 2020) – Read Charlotte announced a new campaign Monday to ignite momentum around teaching key pre-literacy skills, a move that has the potential of significantly improving reading scores in Mecklenburg County. In Spring 2019, only 46 percent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools third grade students scored at College & Career Ready on the […]

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