More than 65 percent of Georgia’s children are failing to meet the basic standard in reading by the end of third grade, and two out of three children can’t read on grade level when they enter fourth grade. That has significant and long-term consequences for all Georgians.

That’s why state and community leaders, educators, librarians, health and business professionals, juvenile court judges, elected officials, and the first lady of Georgia assembled early this month at the Get Georgia Reading Community Action Summit. They came to Atlanta to honor a commitment to get every child in the state on the path to reading proficiently by third grade by 2020.

Members of this unprecedented alliance gained a deeper understanding of the research and best and promising practices around early learning—grade-level reading at the two-day summit, then they rolled up their sleeves to design a plan for applying a common agenda in communities across the state.

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Social Circle City Schools Calendar

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Social Circle City Schools will begin the 2017-2018 school year on August 2, 2017. Here are a list of the important date in the upcoming school year. Social Circle City Schools 2017-2018 School Calendar July 24,25 Educator Induction (Monday, Tuesday) …
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25 Things You should Know about Region 5

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Georgia Family Connection turned 25 in 2016, so we’re taking you on a journey—region by region—throughout our anniversary year to show you the landscape for children and families across our state. Read more

FISH Christmas Assistance

Dear Church and Business Families,              This year as Christmas draws near we are preparing for the upcoming needs of the families we serve for assistance with gifts for their children. We are expecting over 2,000 children to be in need …
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Red Book

The new and updated Red Book is now available. Check it out on its page or go here:

FISH MD Clinic Now Open

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On March 4th at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Hugo Bryant-Porter of Lighthouse World Outreach church prayed a dedication prayer over the building, staff and the first patient of FISH MD. Then the staff went to their respective stations and the first …
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Loganville Woman named “Mother of the Year”

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When Katherine Ellington lost her 21-year-old son, Justin, in a car accident in April 2012, she was devastated. But she didn’t let it stop her doing what she’s always done – reached out to others in the community. Read more.