Reading proficiency by the end of third grade is a critical benchmark in a child’s educational development. Millions of American children reach fourth grade without learning to read proficiently. On May 18th, 2010 the Annie E. Casey Foundation released a KIDS COUNT Special Report, Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters. Read about why reading matters and what we can do to raise the bar and close the gap for all children in the new KIDS COUNT Special Report. To access the full report, press release and national and state profile pages click the button below.
To access the Vermont press release, click here.