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WATCH: Gov. Ivey announces new reading benefits for Alabama students

WATCH: Gov. Ivey announces new reading benefits for Alabama students MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Gov. Kay Ivey held a press conference on Thursday to announce a new partnership to improve literacy and reading proficiency across Alabama. Last year, Ivey launched the Alabama Campaign for Grade-Level Reading initiative to support students in achieving reading proficiency by

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Governor Ivey Announces New Partnership for ‘Reach Out and Read’ Program

Governor Ivey Announces New Partnership for ‘Reach Out and Read’ Program MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced a new partnership for the Reach Out and Read program with the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE), Alabama Medicaid Agency (AMA), and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). These state agencies are providing

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Governor Ivey Announces New First Class Pre-K Classrooms in First Round of Funding

Governor Ivey Announces New First Class Pre-K Classrooms in First Round of Funding MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education are proud to announce that the nationally recognized, high-quality Alabama First Class Pre-K program will add 135 new classrooms in 41 counties this fall. This is the first round

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Bipartisan Congressional Briefing regarding Alabama’s experience implementing the Birth To 5 Preschool Development Grant (PDG B-5)

Last month, Secretary Barbara Cooper was invited to speak virtually at a bipartisan Congressional briefing coordinated by the First Five Years Fund regarding Alabama’s experience implementing the Birth To 5 Preschool Development Grant (PDG B-5). PDG B-5, also known as the First Class Foundations Program, seeks to inspire, support, and deliver a cohesive, comprehensive, mixed

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Governor Ivey Announces NIEER Ranks Alabama First Class Pre-K as Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 15th Consecutive Year

Governor Ivey Announces NIEER Ranks Alabama First Class Pre-K as Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 15th Consecutive Year Governor Kay Ivey, as part of the 2019 inaugural initiative to promote children reading, visited a First Class Pre-K class at Huffman Academy Friday January 10, 2019 in Birmingham, Ala. Governor Ivey read, The Very Hungry Caterpillar,

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