Durham Public Schools hosts Literacy Summit this Saturday, May 3rd
Posted on 04.30.2014, Wednesday

Join Durham Public Schools and community members in addressing Durham’s literacy crisis at the 2014 DPS Literacy Summit, this Saturday, May 3 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm at Brogden Middle School (1001 Leon St.Durham, NC 27704). Across the state, schools are addressing the impact of the new Read to Achieve Law, which requires 3rd graders who are not reading on grade level to attend summer reading camps and face being retained. This will impact as many as 900 3rd grade students in Durham.

The purpose of the summit is to engage the community to support schools in improving reading skills. Volunteers from church and community tutoring, after school, summer, mentoring, preschool, and other programs are particularly encouraged to attend to receive training that can be put to use with children already being served.

Every attendee will receive training in the Big 6 skills that can be used to help Durham’s Pre-K-3rd grade readers. These strategies and tools can be put to use through existing community work and by volunteering to be a summer reader for the DPS reading camps. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make a difference for Durham’s children!

Registration is requested, but not required. Breakfast, lunch, and childcare are offered, and Spanish translation is available. More information and online registration is available at http://www.dpsnc.net/programs-services/academics/literacy-summit.