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The campaign, which ends Oct. 12, will culminate in a pep rally where students can rap about their favorite books and see a performance from Casey and Strick, who teach at Redan and Kingsley elementary schools, respectively.
The weeklong event is just the latest in metro Atlanta schools’ efforts to combat illiteracy.
In June, the Delta Air Lines Foundation donated $300,000 to Atlanta Partners for Education, a nonprofit that supports the work of Atlanta Public Schools, to fund four full-time literacy teachers. The donation is part of a five-year partnership the airline has with the school district.
Last year, the state ramped up its efforts to increase child literacy
efforts after only one in three third-graders statewide scored in the top two categories on the Georgia Milestones standardized test in English/Language Arts.
That same year, state officials opened The Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College in Milledgeville. Roughly $5.1 million was allocated for the center in 2017 and 2018.
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The plan would take effect when a new elementary school opens in 2019.