The Luther Automotive Group

reading program now in Brooklyn Center

Bill Jones, executive director of the Rock ‘n Read Project, is bringing the Luther-sponsored program to Odyssey Academy, a Brooklyn Center charter school.

Bill Jones, executive director of the
Rock ‘n Read Project, is bringing the Luther-sponsored program to Odyssey Academy, a Brooklyn Center charter school.

The Luther Auto sponsored Rock ‘n Read Project, which boosts literacy for young students, has arrived at Odyssey Academy in Brooklyn Center.  Director Melinda Crowley said students are excited.

The program uses music on interactive computers to teach reading to third- through sixth-grade students.  Grade level performance is tested before and after the program.  Executive Director Bill Jones has seen students improve by one to two grade levels on average.  Reading ability is the greatest factor in a child’s ability to graduate from high school, Crowley explained.

It’s hoped that the program will help close the “achievement gap” between students.  Learn more and view video at rocknreadproject.org.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: