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Fulton kindergartners top reading test averages

Itawamba Attendance Center’s kindergarten students earned one of the highest average scores on a statewide reading readiness test, according to information recently released by the Mississippi Department of Education. Out of 426 schools in Mississippi, Itawamba Attendance Center’s kindergarten students scored the fifth highest average in the state. More importantly, the results show significant growth […]

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IAC student scores at the top of statewide reading gate test

Fulton soon-to-be fourth-grader Madison Weston doesn’t know exactly how long she’s been a book lover, but she has a rough idea. “Since I learned,” she said. After a pause, she offered something more specific. “Kindergarten.” The proof certainly seems to be in the pudding. Like all her fellow students, Weston took the new third grade […]

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Itawamba reading test results surpass state average

Ninety-two percent of Itawamba third graders have passed a statewide reading test that qualifies them for the fourth grade, according to results released by the Mississippi Board of Education on Friday. Itawamba Attendance Center students had the highest passing rate at 94 percent. All schools but one, Fairview Attendance Center, scored a passing rate of […]

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Building better readers

* Upcoming event aims to introduce young students to their new favorite pastime: reading Reading is a skill, and as is the case with any skill, ability grows with practice. Stop reading for a lengthy period of time, and it becomes harder to pick it up again. This is especially problematic when it’s school-aged kids […]

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Local library targets teens

The local library isn’t commonly recognized as a popular teenage hangout, but Itawamba County Library head Jeffrey Martin sees no reason why that can’t change. The Lee-Itawamba Library System, which includes the libraries in both Tupelo and Fulton, recently received a $3,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Mississippi Library Commission. The money was […]

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