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Perspective | We can close the reading achievement gap in North Carolina

For the past six years, the state of North Carolina has focused on improving third grade reading proficiency under the...

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Five levers to improve early literacy in North Carolina

Despite North Carolina’s best efforts, third-grade reading test scores over the past five years (2014-2018) have gone in the wrong...

The hope of Read Charlotte

When I was a little boy, I loved to read Fire! Fire!, a Gail Gibbons book about firefighters who responded...

Juice boxes and books: Read Charlotte’s goal is ambitious — but it might just be possible

It is loud in a room filled with 14 toddlers and preschoolers who have grown tired of coloring and their...

Teaching the teachers: Active reading strategies turn story time into learning time

The 18 women sit around a U-shaped arrangement of folding tables, eating Domino’s pizza and Girl Scout cookies. White binders...

How Legos and rubber chickens could help more Charlotte students read

Along one wall of this rectangular conference room, clear storage boxes hold a random assortment of toys and art supplies—soldier...