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A state-funded program using trained volunteers to teach reading to children from kindergarten to third grade is being expanded in School District 833, according to Rick Spicuzza, assistant superintendent and district director of curriculum and assessment.


Minnesota Reading Corps implements early-literacy efforts to help struggling readers. The program had volunteers in Newport, Pullman and Woodbury elementary schools last year.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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