Walk set Monday to help fund initiative to boost child reading

Posted: December 2, 2017 at 1 a.m.

In April, I read the achievement gap study of students in Northwest Arkansas by Sarah McKenzie, executive director of the University of Arkansas' Office of Educational Policy, and I became more keenly aware of the difficulties disadvantaged children face when they enter school and the consequences to those who fail to learn to read. I began asking a lot of questions about remedial strategies: What are the innovative ways in which we are helping kids to not only master reading skills but to love books?

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