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December 4, 1997

Pitt students join national effort to help children learn to read

Supported by an $83,750 grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation and a federal work-study subsidy, Pitt's School of Education has joined a national effort by the Clinton administration and Congress to ensure that every American child can read well and independently by the end of the third grade.

The three-year Pittsburgh Foundation grant and work-study subsidy means that 37 Pitt undergraduate and graduate students already recruited for the program can begin their work and be joined by others.

The Pitt students involved in the tutoring program are from a variety of majors; most are in their sophomore year.

The students will tutor at the following schools:

A. Leo Weil Elementary School and Concord Elementary School, both part of Pittsburgh Public Schools;

Holy Rosary Elementary School, Homewood;

Grace Memorial Methodist Church, Hill District, and

Johnstown School, Wilkinsburg.

Students will be transported to the sites by Pitt's Department of Public Transportation.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 30 Issue 8

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