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Lake Worth program helps families read, spend time together

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02/16/2018

The group, Ansell said, received a $5,000 grant from the Florida Humanities Council, $1,000 from the Lake Worth Rotary Club and $1,000 from the Friends of Lake Worth Library to cover expenses. She added she'd love to duplicate the program around Lake Worth. To do that, Table Talk will need places ...

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Contest-winning eighth-grade writers celebrated at Books & Books

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02/15/2018

The Coral Gables Community Foundation also supports the awards. The teachers were awarded through the South Florida Writers Association, and Books & Books gave gift cards for the winning students and teachers. Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books received a commemorative appreciation plaque at ...

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Editorial: Focus on literacy key for south Manatee

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01/27/2018

The group’s members will focus on advancing literacy but, as research and experience have shown, success will depend upon their ability to connect the community and its members to services that many residents of Manatee and our region take for granted: prenatal health for mothers and babies; day care for infants, and pre-kindergarten schooling for toddlers; safe neighborhoods; books for children and training in vocabulary-building; better elementary schools; adequate nutrition; affordable housing and more.

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Brady Earns Excellence in Literacy Leadership Award

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11/20/2017

Veronica Brady, senior vice president for philanthropy at Gulf Coast Community Foundation, will receive the 2018 Excellence in Literacy Leadership Award presented by the Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders. The award will recognize Brady’s vital role in implementing and expanding Reading Recovery in Sarasota County Schools and promoting the successful literacy program beyond the region.

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Coalition formed to help children succeed in Manatee County

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11/18/2017

“Communities that have seen the most progress are really looking at networking and collaboration and the knowledge that no one agency and no one program will make the difference,” Duda said.

The groups involved include the School District of Manatee County, Suncoast United Way, The Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading, the Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County, the Manatee Community Foundation, Manatee County Libraries, the YMCA of Manatee County, the Patterson Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Forty Carrots Family Center and the Manatee Community Action Agency.

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