3rd Grade Reading Proficiency Matters

There has been attention in our County to the importance of elementary school reading proficiency in long-term educational achievement through initiatives such as the BIG/LIFT, spearheaded by former Superintendent Anne Campbell of the San Mateo County Office of Education and Supervisor Carole Groom. San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 2012. There has been some progress, but as this issue highlights our "opportunity gap," this initiative (and potentially others) will be essential to continue and to develop.


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