Gulfport recognized for educational progress

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The Gulfport learning community was recently recognized for growth in the area of early school success.

The Pacesetter Honors from the ‘Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’ recognizes the progress made in the area, especially in terms of literacy.

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United Way of South Mississippi is the community lead in the area for the campaign and has helped to spearhead efforts such as Little Free Libraries, Pre-K Forward, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. United Way of South Mississippi CEO Kathy Springer said, “We know we’re on the right path when we have children with books, children reading, children in the classrooms, and the commitment from all of our community partners to really make this possible.”

The program hopes to expand to include all of Harrison County in the future.