At a National Education Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, a small Wiregrass school received high marks from teachers and administrators nationwide.
Elba Elementary is about to begin its third-year as an Alabama first reading initiative school.
A federally-funded program geared toward rural schools with a high student per capita poverty rate.
In just one year, Elba students increased their per grade reading comprehension from 68-to-81 percent an astronomical increase according to teachers and administrators nationwide.
Elba Elementary Curriculum Supervisor Gina Price says, "The commitment among faculty is one-hundred percent for the first reading initiative and the hard work of the teachers and the students that they have put fourth."
This means an additional $200,000 in federal money to help implement the program for Elba Elementary.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.