The Transylvania Times -

Learning To Read Begins In Infancy


October 25, 2018

It has been known for decades that reading is an essential skill for academic and economic success. The illiterate and semi-literate struggle not only in school but also throughout their lives.

Many states, including North Carolina, have tried to address the literacy problem by requiring that students at the end of third grade be able to read at a third-grade level. In an effort to reach that goal, in 2012 the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Read to Achieve program. Students who did not read at grade level at the end of third grade were either required to attend free summer read...

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