May 3, 2022

Youngkin Ceremonially Signed Virginia Literacy Act

Rear view of girl (8-9) looking at alphabet on wall

(The Center Square) – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin ceremonially signed the bipartisan Virginia Literacy Act, which is meant to improve literacy development in the education system, with a focus on early childhood literacy ...  

According to a Virginia Department of Education report, more than one-fourth of first grade students were “considerably behind” in early literacy skills at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. This was a 10% increase from the previous year. The report found that the increase was more pronounced among students who were black, Hispanic, economically disadvantaged and non-native speakers.