3rd Grade Reading Success Matters

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Congratulations to our 2013 Pacesetters


The GLR Campaign has recognized two states and 37 communities as 2013 Pacesetters, an honor that recognizes their efforts to mobilize civic, business and community leaders to work with schools, libraries and other organizations toward the goal of improving early reading.

The Pacesetters announcement marks the first of three announcements this year to recognize exemplary efforts and accomplishments of the 140 communities participating in the GLR Campaign, a nationwide movement to improve high school graduation rates by increasing the number of children from low-income families who hit the critical milestone of reading proficiently by the end of third grade.

“These Pacesetter communities saw the potential and seized the opportunities presented by Summer Learning Day and Attendance Awareness Month,” said Ralph Smith, managing director of the GLR Campaign and a senior vice president at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. “Moreover, they took the time to share what they did and what they learned with other communities in the Grade-Level Reading Network.”

The 2013 Pacesetters are:

Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Read On Arizona
Fresno, CA
Oakland, CA
Sacramento CA
San Francisco, CA
Stockton, CA
Tahoe Truckee, CA
Bridgeport, CT
Delray Beach, FL
Palm Beach, FL
Tampa/Hillsborough, FL
Vero Beach, FL
Atlanta, GA
Ames, IA
Council Bluffs, IA
Des Moines, IA
Dubuque, IA
Marshalltown, IA
Indianapolis, IN
Holyoke, MA
Pittsfield, MA
Springfield, MA
Baltimore, MD
Kent County, MI
Kansas City, MO
Camden, NJ
Newark, NJ
Las Vegas, NV
Rochester, NY
Syracuse, NY
Montgomery County/Dayton, OH
Providence, RI
Austin, TX
San Antonio, TX
Clearfield, Kearns, Park City & South Salt Lake, UT
Richmond, VA
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Read our full news release on the Pacesetters here.