Investing in Early Literacy

February 2013
School Administrator;Feb2013, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p16
The author discusses the efforts by the school district in Lowell, Massachusetts to invest in early childhood education to help children achieve success in their later lives. The district has teamed up with the non-profit Raising A Reader Massachusetts to lower the cost of EC programming without reducing quality. It also launch the Family Literacy Program which allows parents and children learn how to read in a family-focused atmosphere.


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