Casey Foundation study emphasizes importance of early childhood literacy

Reading In Motion focuses its literacy programs on young students, kindergarten through third grade, with the belief that children who can't read at grade level by the end of third grade will likely struggle with literacy throughout their lives. A Annie E. Casey Foundation study that came out this week on the importance of getting students reading at grade level by the end of third grade goes hand-in-hand with RIM's guiding principle. "Until third grade, children are learning to read. After third grade, they also are reading to learn. When kids are not reading by fourth grade, they almost certainly get on a glide path to poverty," said Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President of the Casey Foundation. To read more about the study, click here

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