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File #: 18-4635    Version: 1 Name: Read Charlotte Update
Type: Agenda Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/5/2018 In control: BOCC - Budget Public Policy
On agenda: 4/10/2018 Final action:
Title: : Read Charlotte Update
Attachments: 1. Revised Charlotte Reads 2018.04.10 BOCC Presentation Final.pdf
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Title:

Read Charlotte Update

 

Summary

ACTION:

Receive an update on Read Charlotte from Munro Richardson, Executive Director

 

 

Staff Contact:                      Michael A. Bryant, Management & Budget Director

 

 

Presentation:                     Yes                     

 

 

BACKGROUND/JUSTIFICATION:

Mecklenburg County is a lead funder and creator of Read Charlotte. Read Charlotte is a community initiative that unites families, educators and community partners to improve children's literacy from birth to third grade with a goal of doubling reading proficiency from 39% to 80% by 2025. As part of the FY2018 Adopted Budget, the Board approved $300,000, $100,000 a year for three years to support the Read Charlotte Data Collaborative which will use common assessments to standardized program evaluation and professional development to create a data driven culture, drive performance improvement and enhance the effectiveness of providers participating in the collaborative. Also in FY2016, the Board approved $500,000, $100,000 over a five year span to support the initiative to double the percentage of 3rd grade reading students at grade level by 2025.

 

Munro Richardson, Read Charlotte Executive Director, will provide a strategic overview of the organization's work for the next seven years. Also, the update will highlight progress made over the past 12 months and what is planned for the next year.

 

 

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POLICY IMPACT:

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