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Published January 30, 2014, 05:38 PM

North Dakota reading program revamps in efforts to make sure students keep up with classmates

A North Dakota reading program has revamped in an effort to make sure young students keep up with classmates.

A North Dakota reading program has revamped in an effort to make sure young students keep up with classmates.

North Dakota Reading Corps is a newly structured program based on a similar project in Minnesota. Organizers say the new program provides more structure for adult volunteers working one-on-one every day with preschool through 3rd grade students, reading just below age appropriate proficiency.

ND Reading Corps Volunteer Mollie Kidder said, " I can see the difference in their confidence level. Like, when they are able to get something they maybe couldn't identify a letter "B" from a "D" , but when that hits, you can see the sparks in their eyes and just, their self confidence go up."

The grant funded program can currently be found in 20 different sites in Fargo, West Fargo and Jamestown elementary schools.

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