Tennessee invests $30 million in helping kids read - WSMV Channel 4

Tennessee invests $30 million in helping kids read

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The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is investing $30 million dollars over the next three years in the Department of Education’s (DOE) "Read to Be Ready" Summer Grant program. 

The goal is to help kids all over the state get to a third grade reading level by the time they finish the third grade.  Only 43 percent of all Tennessee students read on grade level by fourth grade, according TDHS.

The reading camps target students who are the furthest behind. The students read books, do activities, and even go on field trips.  They get to keep all the books they read, and even a digital camera. 

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