Learning

New plan created to improve grade-level reading in Manatee County

By Anna Bryson Staff Writer  There are 32 elementary schools in Manatee County and 49% of third-graders are not reading on grade level. At 10 Title 1 schools, that number rises to 75%. Children who read on grade level by the end of third grade, statistics show, are more likely to graduate high school and have higher…

High School Students Make Their Voices Heard at GradNation 2019

On March 7, 2019, around 400 Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties community officials, business leaders, educators, parents and students convened for the student-led and -driven GradNation Community Summit. The GradNation campaign is a large and growing movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities working together to raise the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent…

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