New state website to encourage early reading

ReadTennessee.org is designed to help teachers, parents and community members understand new curriculum standards and increased expectations for learning.

A book – portable, no batteries required – is the downtime choice for this soldier at the U.S. military base in Charbaron, Afghanistan, Nov. 18, 2007. Many Americans, however, say reading is not on their list. (iStockphoto)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Department of Education has announced the launch of a website to encourage reading in the early grades.

ReadTennessee.org is designed to help teachers, parents and community members understand new curriculum standards and increased expectations for learning.

The online toolkits provide information on promoting early grades reading and accelerating student achievement for young students across the state.

Joining the department as partners in the project are the Center for Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee, Tennessee First to the Top, Tennessee Head Start, United Ways of Tennessee and the Office of the First Lady.

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