In New Britain, CT, third-grade reading scores are the lowest in the state. This article outlines the Foundation’s launch of a local campaign to improve grade-level reading. It includes recommendations from a KIDS COUNT special report on reading proficiency. 

December 10, 2002

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Contributing factors to New Britain students’ low scores in reading, writing and math.

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    Recommendations for improving reading proficiency from a KIDS COUNT special report.

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    How to boost kids’ literacy skills to ensure they can read by the end of third grade.

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    The role of parents in improving their children’s reading achievements.

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    An overview of the YWCA family literacy center in New Britain, CT.

Key Takeaway

There are Several ways the reading Gap is being addressed

In New Britain, CT, the reading gap among school-age children is being addressed in several ways: by developing an integrated system of early childhood care and education, ensuring access to high-quality education for all students, and providing tools and supports to parents and caregivers.

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