TIFTON, GA (WALB) - On Monday education leaders from across the state met in Tifton to discuss how to improve literacy.
The Georgia Literacy Commission strategized how to get children and teens, in fourth grade up to 12th grade, to keep reading inside and outside the classroom.
Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is a former 6th-grade teacher.
She said kids would struggle to read aloud, but didn't have any free class periods to teach them.
Now she hopes everybody can succeed.
"You have to pave the way by getting an education so that you can be successful and be self-assured of getting a job," explained Deal.
The next meeting will be August 31 in Milledgeville.
Literacy leaders will discuss adult reading education.
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