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Reading by 9

++++++++++++++++++++ || Program Overview || Reading by 9 is a multi-year campaign aimed at helping Southern California kindergarten through third-grade students read at grade level by the age of nine. It was launched by The Times in 1998. || ||   || The program is conducted in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, and is supported by over 50 business, civic, education, media and philanthropic organizations. || ||   ||   ||   || || The Issue || • || California students rank among the nation's lowest in reading scores. || ||   || • || In California school libraries, the average number of books per child is 12, compared...

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