Clemson Reading Recovery Program honored

Clemson University’s Reading Recovery Training Center has won the Dick and Tunky Riley What Works SC Award of Excellence from the Riley Institute at Furman University. Part of Clemson’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, the Reading Recovery Training Center provides training and professional development to teachers who work with struggling first-grade readers. The program offers one-on-one sessions to help improve students’ reading and writing skills. Clemson University is the training site for the program and supports implementation in school districts across the state. Its purpose is to lessen the burden on the educational system and to help children in need. What Works SC supports and honors exemplary education initiatives in conjunction with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and State Board of Education. As the winner, the Reading Recovery Training Center receives a $10,000 grant presented by BB&T.