BOISE -- The Idaho Reading and Literacy Summit will happen next month. It is a new event aimed at raising awareness on the importance of reading to the overall success of students.

Rod Gramer, President and CEO of Idaho Business for Education, says Idaho is in the middle of the pack when it comes to literacy across the country. He said Idaho has room to grow in terms of students' literacy.

What we're trying to do is talk about the issues that are standing in the way of raising our reading proficiency in Idaho and looking at ways that we can raise the reading scores for our kids because right now, about a third of our kids at third grade level are not ready to read when they move to fourth grade, said Gramer.

Barbara Morgan, Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, and KTVB's Dee Sarton are just some of the people who will be at the summit.

It's a free event, and includes breakfast and lunch. You just have to register online ahead of time.

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