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WAKE COUNTY NAMED AS FINALIST FOR 2017 ALL-AMERICA CITY AWARD

WAKE IS ONE OF 27 COMMUNITIES COMPETING FOR TOP HONORS IN CIVIC ACTION, COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING AND PROGRESS IN ADVANCING EARLY LITERACY

Click here to read more about the All America City Award.

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WAKE UP AND READ HONORED AS A NATIONAL PACESETTER FOR EARLY LITERACY WORK

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Recognizes Wake County as Exemplary

 WAKE Up and Read has been honored as a Pacesetter by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for exemplary work in eliminating barriers faced by children from low-income families on the path to becoming proficient readers.

“We are proud of WAKE Up and Read and the numerous organizations and individuals involved in the collaborative for joining forces and working tirelessly to help children and families,” said Wake County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Merrill. “The Pacesetter award is a wonderful acknowledgement of WAKE Up and Read’s work and progress to help all Wake County children develop the skills needed to excel in school.” 

To read more about the Pacesetter Award, click here.

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On June 12, 2015, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading honored WAKE Up and Read as a 2014 Community Solutions Pacesetter! WAKE Up and Read was selected for contributing toward efforts “making measurable progress in improving third grade reading proficiency through a focus on student readiness. Overall 3rd grade reading proficiency on the state end-of-grade test increased from 67.1% in 2013 to 70.1% in 2014.”

We are excited that the WAKE Up and Read Collaborative, with our shared commitment to the mission of improving childhood literacy, is making a difference in the lives of children across our county.

For more information about this award, click here.