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  • 30 million

    Children from professional families have heard 30 million more words by the time they are three years old than those from families in poverty.

  • 1/3

    In Oregon, nearly 1/3 of third graders are not reading at grade level by third grade.

  • 4x

    Students who are not proficient readers by 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.

  • 85-90%

    For 85-90% of poor readers, intervention and support programs implemented before 3rd grade can increase reading skills to average grade levels.

  • 85%

    Children spend 15% of their lives from age five to age 16 in school and 85% with families parents and communities.