Our goal is to ensure all Baltimore City children read well by 3rd grade.

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Why by third

Learning to Read vs. Reading to learn. Up until the third grade, students are learning to read, but after they are reading to learn.

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Where we are in Baltimore

In Baltimore City, only 14% of 3rd graders and 11% of low income children are reading proficiently according to the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress...

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What does reading by 3rd mean to families in Baltimore

Hear from families in Baltimore about why reading is important to them and what they do to help their kids learn to read.

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