BEGIN WITH BOOKS: Begin with books

Post date: Jun 20, 2016 10:48:19 AM

June 19, 2016 -- The June 12 article "Charleston County School District slashes literacy program" highlights the need for community focus on early preparation for school. The demand for literacy remediation at the CCSD is driven by a lack of readiness among its entering students. According to Superintendent Postlewait, only 12 percent of black four year olds and only 39% of white four year olds meet fundamental literacy and numeracy benchmarks when they enter CCSD pre-K programs. There is a solution that has been proven to work: Consistent reading aloud to children from birth.....Read the full letter at the Post and Courier