JNPSD, in partnership with AR Kids Read, has been awarded a $20,000 matching grant from Reading Is Fundamental to offer the Read for Success program to all second and third grade classrooms this spring. This successful national program provides multicultural classroom libraries of 35 educator selected books, supporting curriculum and lesson plans for each of the 35 classroom books, which also include parent engagement guides. An added feature is that each second and third grade student will receive eight take home books at the end this school year. The program was piloted with 160 students last year in four JNPSD schools, and we are excited to offer it to all 750 of our second and third grade students.
To learn more about Read for Success and the metrics behind the results, click here.