Bradley County Schools
800 South Lee Highway
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone 423 476-0620
Fax 423 476-0485
What is Read 20? Read 20 is dedicated to creating a strong community of readers by promoting the importance of reading with children from birth at least 20 minutes a day.
Why Read 20?
It’s Magic. Read to them and they learn to read.
There’s a LOT of research on this and it’s clear: if you read to a child at least 20 minutes a day three times a week from a very early age, he or she will: ·Be ready for school ·Get better grades throughout school ·Get a better job ·Be more likely to succeed in life ·Be happier as an adult, with higher self-esteem
Kindergarten is too late!
Start as soon as your child is born. (Well, okay, maybe the next day.) Reading and talking with a child – even an infant – helps develop a healthy brain and lays the foundation for learning to read when the child enters school.
A child’s brain develops at an incredible rate during the first three years of life. They are developing basic thinking skills even when they are learning how to roll over, crawl and walk. Those who are not exposed to letters, numbers and social skills (like taking turns and saying “please”) start school a full year and a half behind other children. And when you start behind like that, it’s really hard to catch up!
This year we will be welcoming a new assessment in Tennessee! The TNReady assessment will allow us to ensure that we are better preparing our students for life beyond high school - college and career. For more information please check out the following link.
The mission of the Bradley County School System, in partnership with parents and the community, is to develop a literate, self-confident, creative and responsible citizen who can meet life challenges and who values life-long learning.
Bradley County Schools will be a welcoming center of educational excellence committed to total student development utilizing data-driven, research-based strategies.
Visit Read Tennessee, a joint project designed to allow teachers, families and community members to work together for the benefit of young children throughout the state of Tennessee. We encourage you to explore the website to take advantage of the information provided to help accelerate the learning of Tennessee's most important resource, our children.
ReadTennessee.org is proud to announce our companion website, MathTennessee. Working in tandem with ReadTennessee.org, MathTennessee is an invaluable resource for teachers, parents and community members to advance Math Education for students in grades K-3 throughoutTennessee.
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STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Bradley County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or marital status, in training, activities or employment practices in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Acts of 1997 and 2004.