Literacy campaign launching statewide

September 28, 2014

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September 26, 2014 

COOS BAY — A statewide literacy campaign is coming to Coos Bay.

Gov. John Kitzhaber announced Friday plans for a new statewide literacy campaign to help children read by third grade. The initiative, organized by the Oregon Education Investment Board, is partnering with Umpqua Bank.

The campaign, called stORytime, promotes playing, talking, singing and reading with children to help them learn new words so students can be on track to read by third grade, a pivotal benchmark in the governor’s “40-40-20” plan.

All Umpqua stores in Oregon will support the literacy campaign.

The launch is the first of several literacy campaign events happening statewide. OEIB will host events throughout October and November in Malheur, Yamhill, Coos, Douglas, Klamath and Multnomah counties.

Coos County’s campaign event will be Oct. 22 at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

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