The Learning Alliance Awards Schools

Principals from all 13 elementary schools in Indian River County received plaques to honor the success achieved last year in improving student literacy.

Vero Beach, FL, December 21, 2011 --( At a recent meeting of the School Board of Indian River County, The Learning Alliance awarded elementary schools participating in evidence-based literacy programs. Principals from all 13 elementary schools were on hand to receive plaques commemorating the success achieved over the past year of hard work as well as the local philanthropists that have made the innovative programs possible.

Ray Oglethorpe, past president of AOL and board member of The Learning Alliance, praised the hard work of the teachers, who have rallied behind Dr. Fran Adam’s recent goal to have 90% of children reading on grade level by third grade. He remarked, “This is an aggressive goal that has energized the Vero Beach community… There is something magical going on here. Let’s keep the magic going!”

The Learning Alliance is dedicated to dramatically improving student literacy in Indian River County, Florida. Through innovative, evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning, we empower 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 our community, we hope 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, Barbara Becker Hurley, Tom and Carol Corr, Whitney & Betty MacMillan, Ray & Jean Oglethorpe, Don & Patsy Riefler, King & Dace Stubbs, and. For more information, please visit

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