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Published January 31, 2014, 08:30 AM

New North Dakota program keeping state's reading on track

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A revamped program for area preschool through 3rd grade students is making sure no one is left behind when it comes to reading skills.

By: Drew Trafton, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A revamped program for area preschool through 3rd grade students is making sure no one is left behind when it comes to reading skills.

North Dakota Reading Corps is a newly structured program based off a similarly titled project in Minnesota, and replaces the Seeking Student Progress program.

Organizers say the new program provides more structure for adult volunteers working one-on-one every day with students reading just below age appropriate proficiency.

Mollie Kidder - North Dakota Reading Corps Volunteer: "For some of us, we have to work at it. So, for me, the rewarding part is being able to understand how it is that I can not only help my own students, but my children. We reinforce some of the skills that I may not think about."

The grant funded program can currently be found in 20 different sites in Fargo, West Fargo and Jamestown elementary schools.

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