GLR Network Expands to Another 5 Cities, 2 States
Five cities and two states have completed Community Solutions Action Plans and joined the Grade-Level Reading Communities Network.
The newest members of the Network include statewide campaigns in Hawaii and Idaho, as well as initiatives in Sarasota, Fla.; Waukegan, Ill.; Portland, Maine; Memphis, Tenn.; and Tacoma, Wash. Several other communities have submitted letters of intent and are working on their plans for addressing grade-level reading. The Campaign expects to announce a new group of Network communities... ...
New GLR Video, KIDS COUNT Snapshot Show Reading Gap
A new publication from KIDS COUNT® and a new video from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading underscore the gap in early reading proficiency rates between children from low-income families and their more affluent peers.
The KIDS COUNT® data snapshot Early Reading Proficiency in the United States, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, finds that the gap between lower and higher income students has increased by nearly 20 percent in the past decade.
The GLR Video... ...
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... ...
Summer Learning Awards: Applications Available Now
The National Summer Learning Association has made available the 2014 New York Life Excellence in Summer Learning Award application--due on Feb. 14. Last year's winners included programs in two GLR communities--Boston and Charlotte--and many other communities have been actively using summer learning in a variety of creative ways to advance early literacy over the past year. If you know of strong summer reading programs, encourage them to apply. A program in your community could win $10,000 from... ...
Groups Aligned with GLR Work Picked for I3 Grants
The U.S. Education Department has named the top 25 applicants in the latest round of its Investing in Innovation (I3) program, a list that includes several organizations working in GLR Network communities or closely aligned with our work. The potential grantees must secure matching funds by Dec. 11 to receive part of the $135 million in federal funding available for the I3 program. Those connected to our work or communities include:
United Way of Greater Atlanta... ...