Tri-county school districts work together to help students read by third grade

The Post & Courier
Paul Bowers
August 23, 2017

Third grade is the year students go from learning how to read to reading to learn. And extra help is on the way at a dozen Lowcountry schools.

A growing number of teachers and education researchers have said learning deficits only worsen if children can’t read by the end of third grade, and recent reports on learning deficits back them up.

The four school district superintendents of the tri-county area came together Tuesday to announce the Reading by Third Initiative, a partnership between their districts and Trident United Way.

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