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READvolution reboots for more strong literacy outcomes

RALEIGH — The puck drops Sept. 30 on the second season of Click here for more insight about READvolution  READvolution in Chatham County Schools. The Carolina Hurricanes introduced the program during the 2017-18 school year to assist school systems with boosting literacy among students in elementary schools. 

READvolution requires 20 minutes of reading every day after school for eight weeks. From Sept. 30 through Nov. 22,  students may log in online to track both the books they’re reading and the amount of time they’re spending in those titles. Students putting in at least 800 minutes of reading will receive two free tickets to a Hurricanes home game. Schools where students combine to read 2,020 books qualify for the Cool School Field Trip that includes watching the Hurricanes workout on the ice at PNC Arena. 

Chris Poston  "Reading 20 minutes every day is so important for students," said Chris Poston, the executive director of elementary and middle grades for Chatham County Schools (CCS). "READvolution incentivizes our students. They enjoy the competition, and they look forward to attending Hurricanes games with their family and friends."

Derrick D. Jordan  “We’re looking forward to continuing the partnership with the Carolina Hurricanes,” CCS Superintendent Dr. Derrick D. Jordan said. “READvolution challenged our students to read even more.” 

Students in Durham Public Schools and the Wake County Public School System are participating, as well. 

“Literacy is key to success in the classroom, and we’re excited to continue promoting reading in our community,” Hurricanes President and General Manager Don Waddell said. 

Last season, students participating in READvolution netted some 10 million minutes of reading, working through nearly 270,000 books. In CCS specifically, 3,959 CCS students in kindergarten through fifth grade read 19,646 books, a collective engagement of 683,220 minutes of reading.  

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