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School Readiness and Achievement

Education plays a major role in individual success and provides a foundation for a community to grow in a positive direction. Earning a high school diploma is an essential step, yet far too many youth are dropping out. The path to graduation begins early in a child’s life. In fact, students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely not to graduate high school.

United Way identified disparities in school readiness and school achievement as a priority issue and convened an expert community task force to help create potential strategies to address this problem.

Learn more by reading the full or summary reports from this task force:

Task Force Report on Education

Education Task Force Summary

You can also learn more about our current and future work in the areas of health, education, income and basic needs by viewing our United for Change piece.


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