Georgia Trend Magazine Highlights Why Early Literacy Matters

Georgia Trend’s December 2019 issue highlights why early reading matters. The magazine shares insights from Get Georgia Reading Director Arianne Weldon and several Campaign partners including Mindy Binderman, executive director of Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, Dana Rickman, vice president of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, and Caitlin Dooley, deputy superintendent for teaching and learning at the Georgia Department of Education.

The article details the ways children who don’t read proficiently by the end of third grade are more likely to be left behind—and highlights solutions for success. Several of Georgia’s literacy initiatives are highlighted such as the DeKalb Library Foundation’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, Heard County’s Baby Braves program, Laurens County’s “Read to Me” program at Fairview Park Hospital, and Get Meriwether Reading’s Summer Read & Feed Program, among others.

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