How Local Businesses Can Help Improve Literacy In Troup County

By |2020-02-18T09:14:57-05:00September 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Poor literacy rates impact the economy and the workforce which directly impacts local businesses. With many parents struggling to make ends meet, some simply do not have the time it takes to build reading skills at home. Each of us can use our skills and resources to help change the future of Georgia’s children. Here [...]

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10 Ways To Help Your Child LOVE Reading

By |2020-02-18T09:27:27-05:00September 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

10 Ways To Help Your Child LOVE Reading You know reading is important and you want your child to love it, but how can you make that happen? With many academic and life skills hinging on literacy, it’s easy to send the message that reading is something to stress over. Choose some of these tips [...]

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Why You Should be Talking to Your Baby

By |2020-02-18T09:27:21-05:00August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Why You Should be Talking to Your Baby Only 34% of Georgia children are proficient readers. This represents a crisis for our state; many academic, economic, and health outcomes are built on a foundation of language and literacy.  It is imperative that we educate ourselves and promote skills which result in children with rich language [...]

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How to Spot Behavioral Problems in your Child

By |2020-02-18T09:27:11-05:00August 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How to Spot Behavioral Problems in your Child We all want the very best for our children, and we want to believe they are healthy and thriving. With such a wide range of “normal” behaviors, how do we know when our child’s behavior needs to be evaluated by a professional?  Behavior problems are less concrete [...]

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How to Spot Hearing Problems in your Child

By |2020-02-18T09:27:03-05:00August 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How to Spot Hearing Problems in your Child According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data, 14.9 percent of children between ages 6 and 19 have a hearing loss in one or both ears. Early signs of hearing impairment can be difficult to detect, but it’s important that your child receives as much clear auditory [...]

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How to Spot Vision Problems in your Child

By |2020-02-27T11:33:19-05:00August 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

How to Spot Vision Problems in your Child It can be very difficult for parents to tell how well their infant or toddler can see. Given the amount of important visual information a child takes in during his or her first few years, it’s imperative that they can see clearly. The first six years of [...]

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Test Score Improvement

By |2020-02-18T09:26:55-05:00July 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

School System’s Focus on Literacy Shows Gains in English Language Arts Assessment of the Georgia Milestone When the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) released individual and system-wide Georgia Milestone Assessment (GMAS) scores, Troup County School System (TCSS) employees celebrated the upward movement in both Reading and English Language Arts (ELA) scores. System employees and community [...]

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