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Executive Director Munro Richardson dives into literacy initiatives, research and education in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and around the country.

The Achievement Gap is Really a Summer Gap

These days it’s common to talk about closing the “achievement gap,” significant and persistent disparities in academic performance between groups of children. The concept of an achievement gap dates back to the 1960s and focuses on the differences in educational outcomes by race (between white children and children of color) and socioeconomic status (between children […]

April 19, 2018

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Why Literacy Matters

Like many people, Charlotte’s Web was a rite of passage of my childhood. I remember fondly my teacher reading a chapter each day to my third grade class. There was not a dry eye in my classroom when Charlotte died. (I guess it’s too late for a spoiler alert?) I remember afterward happily reading Charlotte’s […]

November 1, 2016

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