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Panel tackles new N.C. reading law

Officials from Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Mooresville and Lincoln County schools will speak at a panel on a North Carolina law that ties fourth-grade promotion to third-grade reading scores.

The “Read to Achieve” legislation takes effect in 2013-14 as part of the state’s Excellent Public Schools Act. The discussion, which is open to the public, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. July 25 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road. Seating is limited; to sign up email readtoachieve@ymcacharlotte.org.

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte, MeckEd and Teach For America are hosting the session. Speakers are CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison, Lincoln County Assistant Superintendent Elaine Boysworth and Crystal Hill, executive director of elementary education for Mooresville Graded Schools.

Helms: 704-358-5033; Twitter @anndosshelms
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