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Author: Peter Beard

Peter Beard

Peter Beard

Peter Beard is the Senior Vice President of Impact Priorities at United Way Worldwide.

A BIG THANKS TO COMMUNITY PARTNERS

08/01/12


As we continue our BIG THANKS, we want to take the time today to give a shout out to all of our community partners that work with United Way to drive education, income and health. More

United Ways Leading National Grade-Level Reading Network

08/01/12


When we think of the importance of reading, we may not immediately think of high school graduation. The fact is, 96% of kids who read well by 3rd grade will graduate high school. That sounds promising, right? But one in three American fourth graders score below “basic” in the nation’s only national assessment of reading. That means one in three fourth graders can barely read. Not good. More