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Reading And Literacy

Through Virginia's State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Partnership for Persons with Disabilities at VCU, PEATC has developed these easy-to-understand factsheets on Reading Literacy. In addition, Virginia has implemented the Content Literacy Continuum Initiative at eight project schools.

Content Literacy Continuum

Content Literacy Continuum

The Content Literacy Continuum is a coordinated, school-wide approach to improving literacy for all students in secondary schools, enabling them to meet higher standards. See how this is working at in Virginia at

See CLC at work at Patrick Henry High School in Virginia: Watch Now.

PEATC's Factsheets on Reading


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