Literacy http://wunc.org en Under Pressure, NC Schools Request Different Third-Grade Reading Tests http://wunc.org/post/under-pressure-nc-schools-request-different-third-grade-reading-tests <p>Calling the current testing mandate excessive, school districts are asking the State Board of Education if they can implement their own tests to fulfill the state’s new reading law for third-grade students.</p><p>Under the Read to Achieve law, passed last year, third-grade students are required to attend summer reading camps if they are not reading at grade level by the end of the year.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 03:36:59 +0000 Reema Khrais 30110 at http://wunc.org Under Pressure, NC Schools Request Different Third-Grade Reading Tests Program Highlights The Need For Early Childhood Literacy http://wunc.org/post/program-highlights-need-early-childhood-literacy <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">Most people know it's a good idea to read to their children.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">But a program called <a href="http://www.reachoutandread.org">Reach Out and Read</a> highlights just how early parents should start the practice. Reach Out and Read gets doctors to write reading prescriptions for families in the hopes of helping them jump start their children's chances for literacy. </span></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:38:44 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 29314 at http://wunc.org Program Highlights The Need For Early Childhood Literacy Illiteracy Awareness Campaign Ending With Municipal Elections http://wunc.org/post/illiteracy-awareness-campaign-ending-municipal-elections <p></p><p>A North Carolina political action committee is wrapping up one of its pushes for childhood literacy that includes indecipherable campaign signs.&nbsp;</p><p>The Bootstraps PAC has been distributing signs that say "Yrnt sqzp apxl!" with a bar code for a smartphone scanner that forwards to a website about illiteracy.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:12:32 +0000 Will Michaels 25224 at http://wunc.org Illiteracy Awareness Campaign Ending With Municipal Elections