B-3 Council Submits First Report, Launches Website

The Birth through Third Grade (B-3) Interagency Council submitted its first report to the General Assembly as required under legislation. The report provides an overview of the Council’s first two meetings, which occurred in January and April of 2018. The…

NC Holds Steady on Reading Scores

About the same percentage of NC fourth graders are reading proficiently as two years ago – 39 percent in 2017 vs. 38 percent in 2015 – according to data released last week from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).…

Webinar: How Can We Finance Early Learning?

High-quality early care and education for children from birth to kindergarten entry is critical to positive child development and has the potential to generate economic returns, which benefit not only children and their families, but society at large. Despite the…

Are you registered for the Pathways Pre-conference at Smart Start?

Join us on April 30th for a special pre-conference session to learn how your community can move to aligned action using the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading model. What would be possible if we adopted shared, whole child, birth-to-age-eight measures…

Communities Selected for New “KidsReadyNC” Initiative

The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University today announced the selection of Catawba, Chowan, Randolph and Rockingham Counties for participation in KidsReadyNC, a new, 18-month initiative designed to help selected Tier 1 or Tier 2 communities strengthen…