The North Penn School District in Lansdale, Pa., is using a $1.17 million federal Keystones to Opportunity grant to improve literacy education throughout the school district. Teachers at all grade levels have made changes, including increased assessments and adjusted literacy curriculum, all in an effort to ensure students are ready for college and careers when they graduate, said district Assistant Superintendent Diane Holben. "We're doing a lot of assessment and we use that data to look at each kid and see who they are as a learner," said fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Bruno.

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