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A Revolution Implemented: Tazewell County, VA

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How The Elgin Foundation is Transforming Education in Tazewell County, VA

The signs scattered throughout Tazewell County, Virginia, read like 21st Century holy writ. Encouraging parents to read to their children at least 20 minutes or more every day, they are everywhere—schools, parking lots, retail stores, restaurants, and in libraries. Brenda Lawson, Superintendent of Tazewell County schools, says that her staff “has a mission to see that 100% of students read at grade level before 4th grade, when children begin to read to learn.”

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