BALTIMORE - The Campaign for Grade Level Reading has named Baltimore a Community Solutions PaceSetter for its leadership in addressing the challenges that keep many low-income students from learning to read.
Baltimore is one of 124 cities, counties and towns nationwide that has committed to increase the number of low-income students who read on grade level by the end of third grade.
The city will be honored at a national conference in Denver June 30-July 2 when the full network of communities will gather with nonprofits, foundations and federal and state policy makers.
Baltimore is also a finalist for an award for boosting student rates of grade level reading by the end of third grade.
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