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Literacy tutoring program helps students at Washington school

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For kids struggling in school, Washington Elementary in Quincy has a new tutoring program to help them excel and to instill better learning habits.

The Extended-Day Literacy Program is possible due to a grant from the community foundation and it's to increase student literacy in the school.

Monday through Wednesday, before and after school, 19 3rd graders sit down with tutors to go over reading and other things the student may be struggling with. There are 2-3 students for every one tutor.

Principal of Washington Elementary, Sara Cramer, says they decided to apply for the grant for 3rd graders only because they wanted to prepare them when they make the transition to Baldwin Intermediate.

"Once they get to Baldwin Intermediate School, the funds and the resources to provide intervention for students decreases due to the number of students at that school as well as the personnel that the district is able to fund," said Cramer.

The grant money is only available until February 20th. This is the first year that Washington Elementary has applied and received a grant like this.

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