Georgia State Superintendent of School, Richard Woods, stresses importance of reading to education in Chamber address

Georgia State Superintendent of Schools, Richard Woods, stressed the importance of reading and early literacy this morning at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber Government Affairs meeting. He emphasized that reading is an integral part of educational success at every level and is a priority for the Georgia Department of Education. A special thank you to Chamber CEO Cindy Williams for pointing out the work that the Bartow Literacy Council is doing in Bartow County to support these goals.

Bartow Literacy Council participates in Bartow Give a Kid a Chance 2017


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The Bartow Literacy Council staffed resource tables at both the Cartersville and Acworth locations of Bartow Give a Kid a Chance 2017. Thank you to the members of the Cartersville Woman’s Club for volunteering at both sites. We registered approximately 40 children for the Imagination Library program and raised awareness of the program among many others. Thank you to the Bartow Collaborative and other community partners for allowing us to be a part of such an amazing event.

The price of not addressing early literacy

1. Children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. These children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out. 2. Of adults with the lowest literacy levels, 43 percent live in […]

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