Read Ready Covington on WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition

COVINGTON, Ky. - The City’s community-wide childhood literacy initiative, Read Ready Covington, was showcased on WVXU radio’s Cincinnati Edition program today.
Mary Kay Connolly, Director of the initiative, was one of four guests invited on the luncheon interview show to discuss “innovative ways local organizations are improving reading rates among kids.”
Another guest was Sarah Zawaly, Director of the Innovation Lab at Children Inc.
To listen to the 25-minute segment, click HERE.
During the wide-ranging conversation moderated by host Michael Monks, Connolly: 
  • Used a baseball analogy to compare RRC’s focus on getting children “kindergarten ready” to farm teams that prepare young baseball players for the Major Leagues. 
  • Stressed the collaborative nature of the effort, which involves many partners. 
  • Explained the purpose and attraction of the literacy apps that are the vehicle through which parents can work with their young children. 
  • Explained how the results of Read Ready Covington will be measured. 
  • And talked about the response so far.
“Children need to come in to schools with the skills, knowledge, and experiences that help them be ready to learn,” Connolly said. “Read Ready Covington seeks to do that.”
Focus on Covington
It was at least the second time that Covington officials have been featured on Cincinnati Edition since Monks became host. Mayor Joe Meyer and Economic Development Director Tom West were on the show March 20 to discuss “Covington’s Resurgence.”
Monks, who also operates and owns The River City News, previously said that making sure “there is space for Northern Kentucky views, voices, and issues” was one of his goals for the program.
Cincinnati Edition airs Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m. on WVUX at 91.7 FM.
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