Tennessee unveils $100M plan to improve reading of youngest students

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: January 05, 2021 11:29 AM CT | Published: January 05, 2021 11:29 AM CT
<strong>Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn (right) visits with students at Libertas School of Memphis on Sept. 1, 2020, in Frayser. On Monday, Jan. 4, Schwinn unveiled&nbsp;Reading 360, an array of programs to train teachers on reading instruction, provide more resources and mentoring networks to school districts, and support families to help their students read better.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn (right) visits with students at Libertas School of Memphis on Sept. 1, 2020, in Frayser. On Monday, Jan. 4, Schwinn unveiled Reading 360, an array of programs to train teachers on reading instruction, provide more resources and mentoring networks to school districts, and support families to help their students read better. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

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Marta W. Aldrich

Marta W. Aldrich is the senior statehouse correspondent at Chalkbeat Tennessee. A newswoman for The Associated Press for most of her career, Marta has covered state government, politics, business, education and other Tennessee news. She has served as news editor of United Methodist News Service and features editor of American Profile magazine. Marta is a graduate of Memphis City Schools and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Calling it an “exciting moment,” Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Monday unveiled Reading 360, an array of programs to train teachers on reading instruction and provide resources to school districts.

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