3rd Grade Reading Success Matters

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

our goal
By 2020, a dozen states or more will increase by at least 100 percent the number of children from low-income families reading proficiently at the end of third grade.

The Campaign is building a network of national and local civic leaders, policymakers, advocates, community organizations, and everyday people to assure:

Quality teaching for every child in every setting, every day—including in the home, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary

Community-driven efforts to address major barriers to third grade reading proficiency—school readiness, chronic absence, and summer learning loss.

A seamless, outcomes-accountable system of care, services, and family supports for children, from birth through third grade.

The Campaign is supported by a broad range of public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations, including the National Civic League, the National League of Cities, Generations United, United Way Worldwide, Target, City Year, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. Department of Education, and America’s Promise Alliance. At the state and local levels, the Campaign works with governors, mayors, school boards, superintendents, teachers, chambers of commerce, and many others.

Our Team

Meet the team  guiding the Campaign’s work.

Who’s Helping

Across the nation, funders and nonprofits have helped us build a “big tent.”

Why We Care

More than 80% of low-income children are not reading proficiently at the end of third grade.

What We Do

We focus on community solutions, quality teaching, and strong systems of early education.