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Reading translates to success
First Lady says reading skills vital
First Lady
Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam speaks to a group of educators gathered Tuesday morning at Warren County Middle School.
There is nothing tied to a child’s success more than their ability to read.That was the message of Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam during a kickoff event Tuesday at WCMS for The Children’s Reading Foundation. The foundation is composed of 19 school districts in the Upper Cumberland region devoted to improving early childhood reading skills.“We know that two-thirds of students who can’t read proficiently by fourth grade will end up on welfare or in jail,” said Haslam. “I know one of the main things the governor hears when it comes to recruiting industry are concerns about the education of our workforce.