North Charleston will host town hall to promote literacy

North Charleston will host town hall to promote literacy

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston will host a tri-county town hall aimed at boosting literacy and reading proficiency around the Lowcountry.

Reading Partners and the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative are teaming up to hold the 'Race to Reading Proficiency' town hall on March 7, 2016. The event will give parents in the community a chance to hear from education experts about the state of literacy in South Carolina and work toward solutions to improve reading proficiency in the Lowcountry. According to Reading Partners, 66% of South Carolina fourth graders are reading below grade level.

Education Oversight Committee Chairman Neil Robinson, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, Dorchester 2 Superintendent Joe Pye, District 15 Representative Samuel Rivers, Cainhoy Elementary Principal Neil Robinson, and Chief Academic Officer of CCSD Valerie Harrison are among those scheduled to speak. The town hall will include break-out sessions to work on solutions to help kids improve their reading level.

The event will be Monday, March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the College of Charleston, North Campus. It's located at 3800 Paramount Drive in North Charleston.

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