ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The governor wants to give more money to a statewide reading program.
Governor Susana Martinez made the announcement at Alice King Community School Monday.
The Governor wants to expand the “Reads to Lead” program. The program was established in 2012 to help children in kindergarten through third grade become better readers.
Right now, the state sets aside $15 million for the program. The governor wants to bump the number up to $25 million.
Governor Martinez says the program has proven itself.
“You can see how it’s growing. It’s growing because we’re seeing the benefits of it. They are actually seeing kids are learning to read better at grade level,” said Martinez.
The new funding would be spent on 60 struggling schools.