Six out of 10

Legislation, School Funding, Who We Are | 08/29/2017

Allison Rubin
Marketing and Communications Director

I'm excited to combine my diverse communications experiences with my education background to promote Stand's work.

Last week, State Senator Joseph Boncore and State Representative Michael Day filed an early literacy act to help Massachusetts improve student literacy rates.  This new legislation will allocate additional resources to improve literacy rates in high-need school districts and communities. 

Right now, 6 out of 10 low-income students in Massachusetts are not reading where they should be by the end of third grade; this has life-long consequences. Children who can't read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. 

We can do better, Massachusetts; children should not fail in life because they can't read. Our state must invest in early literacy – add your name to show your support and urge lawmakers to invest in early literacy.

View our press release on the bill filed by Senator Boncore and Representative Day.

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