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Read by 4th campaign touts progress and looks ahead (The Notebook)

Published: Philadelphia Public School Notebook by Darryl Murphy | February 24, 2017 — 1:20 PM EST

Philadelphia’s literacy initiative called Read by 4th is building momentum in its mission to have young students reading at grade level by 4th grade.

About 100 people gathered at City Hall on Thursday for a mayoral roundtable to provide an update on the campaign’s progress and to discuss goals moving forward for improving early childhood literacy in the city.

Nearly 20 speakers including Mayor Kenney, Superintendent William Hite, and Jenny Bogoni, executive director of Read by 4th, attended the event. Otis Hackney, the Philadelphia’s chief education officer, and Loraine Ballard Morrill, community affairs director for iHeartMedia, were the emcees.

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