If spring really does come early, summer will be here before you know it. That means pools, cookouts and vacations are just around the corner.
And for low-income students, summer also means losing more than two months in reading achievement, despite the fact that their middle-class peers make slight gains. One reason for the disparity is the lack of access to grade-level books in low-income homes.
WakeEd is once again helping to lead the effort to collect, sort and distribute more than 100,000 books as part of the annual WAKE Up and Read book drive. By donating a new or gently used book, you can help make sure students at high-need schools have books to read over summer. Click here to view the presentation from Wake Up and read to the school board.(020216)
Make a difference. There is no better time to donate your book today.