NC Lawmakers Focus on Early Learning

Early learning was the focus of the NC House Select Committee on Education Strategy and Practices last week. On February 25, the NC House Select Committee on Education Strategy and Practices discussed prekindergarten, including the recent evaluation of Tennessee’s pre-kindergarten…

State’s Leading Experts Collaborate on Grade-Level Reading

Thirty experts from North Carolina’s leading universities, research institutes, government agencies, businesses and think tanks are working together to identify whole-child, research-based, birth-to-eight measures of success that put children on a pathway to grade-level reading. They are part of a…

The Belk Foundation and ChildTrust Invest in Early Literacy

ChildTrust and The Belk Foundation and are investing in early literacy through grants to the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF). With its $85,000 award, ChildTrust will support NCECF’s role as the state lead for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The…

Grade-Level Reading Begins at Birth

In recent years, North Carolina’s legislative leaders have zeroed in on early literacy and particularly third-grade reading skills, and rightly so. The beginning of fourth grade marks the time in a child’s education when she is no longer learning to…

More than 85 State Leaders Discuss NC’s Pathways to Grade-Level Reading

On November 13, 2015, more than 85 government agency, legislative, foundation, nonprofit, business and community leaders came together to discuss North Carolina’s Pathways to Grade-Level Reading. The meeting was co-convened by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, NC Child, The…