Erica L. Green
2:09 PM EDT, July 6, 2012
Baltimore was recently named an "All American City," an honor recognized by the National Civic League, for its strides in increasing the number of low-income students reading at grade level.
The city was among 14 awardees out of 100 entries, earning its recognition for its plan to ensure students are reading at grade level by the third grade--a pivotal point for literacy development.
According to a release, Baltimore’s plan was submitted by The Baltimore Campaign for Grade-Level Reading – a community coalition that includes the Family League of Baltimore City, the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, Baltimore City Public Schools and MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blake's office.
According to the NCL website, the All-America City Award since 1949 has annually recognized 10 communities for cross sector collaboration, inclusiveness/diversity, civic engagement, innovation and achievements.
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