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GO-OOO-AL! District scores, inserts READvolution into literacy lineup

RALEIGH — Chatham County Schools (CCS) has added one more wrinkle to its playbook of academic resources.

It’s READvolution, a partnership with the Carolina Hurricanes, the National Hockey League team that had been branded by Redvolution as a nod toward its color scheme.

READvolution is the Hurricanes’ initiative to increase literacy among students in elementary school.

“We are excited about our partnership with the Carolina Hurricanes that supports existing reading initiatives across our elementary schools,” CCS Superintendent Dr. Derrick D. Jordan said. “The research is clear that students who are not proficient in reading by third grade face incredible hurdles throughout the rest of their time in school. Programs like READvolution offer extra incentives to encourage students toward meeting their daily reading goals.”

The program requires 20 minutes of reading every day after school from Sept. 24 to Nov. 16. Students who read 800 minutes during that eight-week period will earn two tickets to a Hurricanes home game. They’re able to log books and reading times at an online READvolution portal. Schools where 2,020 books are read qualify for a Cool School Field Trip to take in a Hurricanes practice at PNC Arena.

This year’s READvolution includes Durham Public Schools and the Wake County Public School System. Track the competition by clicking into the scoreboard:

This is the Carolina Hurricanes' scoreboard.