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Posts Tagged ‘Literacy’

The Four Pillars Campaign for proficient reading

Representatives from Cobb County recently attended the Get GA Reading Beyond 2020 Summit and did a deep dive into the four pillars of the Campaign. “The four pillars” is a research-based framework that the Get Georgia Reading Campaign has put together as a means to help children read proficiently by third grade. This benchmark is…

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Marietta Partnership for Literacy

On September 16th, we held our first Marietta Partnership for Literacy meeting at the Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center. Partners from the education, civic, health, faith and government sectors came together to discuss methods of improving early childhood learning and literacy throughout Marietta. We will be using the evidenced based framework of the Get Georgia…

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Ferst Readers of Cobb County launches “Adopt a Reader”

“Ferst Readers of Cobb County, the local affiliate of the national organization Ferst Readers, announced the official launch of its “Adopt a Reader” campaign to coincide with National Literacy Month, celebrated in September.” – MDJ, September 2019 Read the full article here!

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Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in Schools

As a part of our four tiered system to improve literacy in Cobb County Schools, attendance is key. Chronic absenteeism has been proven to affect reading levels and overall discipline. An article by Edutopia provides key factors in the school climate that are necessary for reducing chronic absenteeism: Inspiration Support Safety and Health Respect Engagement…

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Marietta City Schools offers summer meal options across county through July 27

MARIETTA –  “Upwards of 100,000 children at schools and summer camps across the county are expected to receive breakfast or lunch provided by Marietta City Schools this summer, easing some local concern over lack of available meals.” https://www.mdjonline.com/news/marietta-city-schools-offers-summer-meal-options-across-county-through/article_f5e162c2-86d2-11e9-9b76-3f5e767bbf85.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share Read the full article

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Summer Reading Starts Now!

Relax, play, and have fun this summer. Keep reading, too! By reading 20+ minutes a day, students avoid the “summer academic slide” and maintain or advance academic gains. To support summer reading and learning, The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with the Cobb County Public Library​, Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools​, challenges all students…

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Free Literacy Workshop

Join us for an interactive Read with Kelley workshop where you will learn how to help a child from birth to 5th grade and beyond… “Get Reading”! Birth-4: You will practice building vocabulary and language skills easily through everyday activities.  We’ll also play rhyming games that will help make learning phonics easier when they get to school. K-1st:  We’ll practice…

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