Dean Anderson Joins Mayoral Roundtable: Reading is Everywhere 

On Thursday, February 23, Dean Gregory Anderson will join Mayor Jim Kenney and select civic leaders at City Hall for the Mayoral Roundtable: Reading is Everywhere. 

The roundtable will discuss ideas to ensure all of Philadelphia's children read by fourth grade. 

Read by 4th is a citywide coalition of community members and partners managed by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Because research tells us that students who begin 4th grade reading at grade level or above are more likely to succeed in school and life, we have set a five-year goal to double the number of entering 4th graders reading at grade level by reaching out and encouraging parents and other loving grownups to start early.

More information to follow. 

 

- Jane Clauss