early literacy

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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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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