June 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m. | The Washington Post
Washington Post Live convened governors and education commissioners from key states to raise awareness of the importance of reading well by the third grade. We discussed the plans – state by state – to elevate reading at this important marker in a child’s education.
Panel One: Reading MilestonesThe first panel on Reading Milestones featured Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi, Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware, and Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico.
Panel Two: Reading MilestonesThe second panel on Reading Milestones featured Richard Ross, John Barge, Randy Dorn, Lillian Lowery, Patricia Wright, and Mike Zais.
Zais: Lottery money used for booksSouth Carolina Superintendent, Mick Zais, describes how states can supplement educational programs even in the summer months. He says South Carolina allotted money from its state lottery to help lower income students purchase books for the summer.