Screen time is a touchy subject for a lot of families, but that doesn’t mean technology is all bad. In fact, when it comes to reinforcing classroom learning, iPads and other tablet computers work wonders for students with ADHD. Read the full article by clicking on the link below!

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On January 27th, we held our first Marietta Partnership for Literacy meeting of 2020 at the Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center. Mary Ansley Southerland, President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Marietta, shared the Legacy of Love and Learning tote bag and its contents with everyone. RCoM applied for and was awarded one of only four…

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Children who don’t read proficiently by the end of third grade are far more likely to be left behind – in many ways. An article by Susan Percy in Georgia Trend describes the impact on early reading on life long literacy. “It’s more than an education issue, more than a reading issue,” says Arianne Weldon,…

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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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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, 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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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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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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