Poverty Can Jeopardize the Development of Literacy and Early Reading Habits
Language and literacy encompasses a child’s ability to express their wants and needs, understand a growing vocabulary, and establishes the foundation for developing comfort with reading.
Read for the Record to promote early childhood literacy
Thousands of young children across the city will go “Quackers” on Thursday as City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr., U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, Jake the Lion from the Worcester Bravehearts and others volunteer for the largest Read for the Record event held in Worcester.
MIT and Harvard join forces to address early childhood literacy
MIT’s Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili), Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), and Florida State University (FSU) announced a collaboration to make sure every child learns to read well enough by the end of third grade to make learning more effective later in their education.
Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters
Millions of American children get to fourth grade without learning to read proficiently, and that puts them on the high school dropout track. The ability to read is critical to a child’s success in school, life-long earning potential and their ability to contribute to the nation’s economy and its security.