Literacy summit on Tuesday

Schools Superintendent Kathleen Smith and Mayor Bill Carpenter will hold a literacy summit Tuesday to discuss ways to help all Brockton children achieve reading proficiency by third grade. The public meeting runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Brockton Public Library Multi-Purpose Room, 304 Main St. At the Early Learning Innovation Summit, the pair will also discuss a coordinated fund-raiser to provide all families with access to Footsteps2Brilliance Inc., an early learning mobile application. “The mayor, School Committee, and I are committed to providing our youngest children with as many educational opportunities as possible,” Smith said in a statement. “This initiative will truly be a collaborative program . . . and we hope that the whole city embraces this exciting program.”