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Innovation Video Series, Episode 4—The Role of Health in Supporting Grade-Level Reading


Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, commissioner of the Georgia Dept. of Public Health, says the ability to read proficiently is a matter of health, and that learning actually begins in utero.

“The body and mind of a child are not in different places,” she said. “If we are going to be successful in this endeavor to make sure we have a universal ability of all our children to read, we must remember that. And we must attend to both.”

So how can we increase reading efficiency in Georgia, while keeping our kids fit at the same time? Dr. Fitzgerald reveals three things we can do. Watch Innovation Video Series, Episode 4—The Role of Health in Supporting Grade-Level Reading, to find out what those things are.


Watch Episode 3—The Slipstream of Consensus, featuring Ralph Smith, Managing director of the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.