Celebrating Progress and Hope in Read Charlotte Transformation Network’s Pilot Year

PART I Written by Liz Bertrand As the 2018 – 19 school year wraps up, we are checking in with the Read Charlotte Transformation Network, which piloted in 12 CMS schools this year. This strategically aligned effort engages students, families, teachers, volunteers and community partners around the mission of doubling literacy rates in Mecklenburg County […]

June 18, 2019

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Summer Reading | Children's Reading Strategies | Read Charlotte

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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