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W. Ky. school district launches summer reading program aimed at students, parents
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, May 24, 2014 12:06 PM EDT
With 66 percent of Kentucky's fourth-graders not able to read at that grade level, Owensboro Public Schools is launching a new Owensboro READS program on Thursday that's designed to encourage elementary students — and their families — to spend more time reading this summer.
The ideas that are being adopted include summer reading contests, reading camps and a community-wide reading campaign — Owensboro READS.
The campaign has a new website, owensbororeads.com, which includes information about the program.