Coalition Attacks Lagging Literacy Among Duval Children
July 06, 2022
More than half of Duval County's third graders can't read at grade level, and the percentage has decreased over the past four years.
Children from impoverished, minority communities lag the most, even though parents across all demographic categories recognize the importance of early literacy, according to new research from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.
Reversing the trend will take a communitywide effort that eliminates barriers that hinder parental involvement, JPEF says.