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The Learning Alliance Has a Strong Start to the School Year

The Learning Alliance has had a strong start strong for their third school year, continuing their innovative literacy programs through their partnership with the School District of Indian River County.

Vero Beach, FL, November 09, 2011 --( This year, The Learning Alliance is implementing their general education, prevention curriculum in kindergarten and first grades in 5 new schools, including Fellsmere Elementary School, Beachland Elementary School, Vero Beach Elementary School, Citrus Elementary School, and Highlands Elementary School. Meanwhile, second grade programs were added to the original pilot schools (Liberty Magnet School, Glendale Elementary School, and Dodgertown Elementary School). The Learning Alliance continues to provide small group, intervention programs at all 13 elementary schools. All together, they are reaching 1900 children every school day!

In addition, all children were screened for vision problems through the “Vision for Reading” program, a partnership with the Education Foundation of Indian River County. Needy children who required glasses received them, free of charge.

The Learning Alliance distributed “Read to Succeed” bracelets and bookmarks to children and parents at school orientation night. This is a beginning to their efforts to reach parents, as 40% (Kennewick, Washington School District) of children arrive in kindergarten already behind. The Learning Alliance strives to change that!

The Learning Alliance is dedicated to dramatically improving student literacy in Indian River County, Florida. Through innovative, evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning, the organization empowers teachers to transform children’s lives. Through partnerships with the School District of Indian River County, Indian River State College, and civic youth organizations in the community, The Learning Alliance hopes to create local solutions that can serve as a model for the nation. All programs of The Learning Alliance are made possible through the generosity of our Founders, including Ray & Jean Oglethorpe, Don & Patsy Riefler, Barbara Becker Hurley, King & Dace Stubbs, and Whitney & Betty MacMillan.

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