1. Springfield named All-America City Award finalist thanks to reading program

    Springfield named All-America City Award finalist thanks to reading program

    Now a project in Springfield has been recognized by the National Civic League for its efforts to overcome the problem. “Reading Success by 4th Grade: Blueprint for Springfield” is one of 32 finalists for the All-America City Award.  The “Reading Success” project can be traced back 2009, when MCAS results showed that two-thirds of third-graders in Springfield did not have the reading proficiency to pass the test.

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