Providence Recognized as All-American City for Reading Program
Providence was named an All-America City by the National Civic League on July 2nd based on its ambitious plan to ensure that more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Providence's plan was submitted by a community coalition that included the city's Mayor Angel Taveras, Rhode Island Kids Count, Ready to Learn Providence (a program of the Providence Plan), the Rhode Island education commissioner and other key members of the educational and nonprofit community.
Providence was also named a PaceSetter by The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Mayor Taveras received the honor for Providence's exemplary leadership and innovation in addressing the vexing challenges that keep many low-income students from learning to read proficiently.