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THE MISSION of The Young Consumer Program is to transform local communities into powerful learning centers that focus on advancing literacy outside the classroom walls. Literacy includes the language of mathematics, science, the arts, social sciences, health, and exercise.

Parents, business partners, and community volunteers provide the leadership, resources, and commitment necessary in creating a program that fits the local neighborhood needs.  The Young Consumer Program is a great example of what is possible.

Thank You Letter

Here, here!!!The feedback that we got from students, teachers, and parents today was just great.  The kids loved the opportunity to be in your store and shop and problem solve, and they all came back so excited. I asked a few of them what they thought when they originally heard that they were going to Shop Rite.  To say that they were skeptical would
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Parents Be Aware

If your child is in the primary grades (pre-K through 5th grade) you need to be aware of a new National Assessment (end of the year test) based on the Common Core Standards adopted in 2010.  A new cycle of assessment has been slated for the 2014-2015 school year.  These tests will begin at grade 3 in language arts and mathematics.  Public and private
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PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) is a 22-state consortium working together to develop next-generation K-12 assessments in English and math.  PARCC benefits: Students will know if they are on track to graduate ready for college and careers   Teachers with regular results available to guide learning and instruction   Parents with clear and timely information about the progress of
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