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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 district created a Literacy Task Force with both educators and community members to find a way to improve reading skills in the district.

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,, which includes information about the program.


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