NAEP Scores Show Growth for Low-Income Students
The Nation's Report Card came out Thursday, and at first glance, the fourth-grade reading score looked awfully flat. The score inched up one point from 2011, the last time the National Assessment of Educational Progress was administered, and the gain was not large enough to be deemed statistically significant. The overall proportion of proficient readers remained disappointingly low, with 65 percent of U.S. fourth graders still failing short of the proficiency mark. Among students from... ...
New KIDS COUNT Report Details Skills for 3rd Graders
Science has long suggested that the earliest years of life have the most profound effect on the brain’s development. But far too many children lack the kinds of experiences and opportunities to promote and nurture healthy growth and development. And those who don’t meet key developmental milestones often struggle in school, and many won’t graduate on time – or at all.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, The First Eight Years: Giving... ...
20 Museums & Libraries Receive Grants for Reading Programs
The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded $4.3 million in grants to 20 museums and libraries in 17 communities for work that promotes learning from birth to third grade. The projects range from creating comic books with kids in Brooklyn to training new librarians in Denver about early learning. They mark the second year of the Campaign’s partnership with IMLS, which last year provided $2.5 million in awards.
Earlier this year, IMLS and... ...
GLR Names Chief Operating Officer
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading today named Leslie Boissiere as Chief Operating Officer, a position which will allow her to run the day-to-day operations for our growing enterprise.
Boissiere comes to the GLR Campaign after nearly two decades of work in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, where she dealt with such issues as disconnected youth, financial security for seniors and homeownership in underserved markets. She says she is looking forward to helping direct the Campaign’s... ...
New Resource Provides Research, Policy for Birth-to-3rd
If you're trying to make the case that early learning is worth the investment--and who isn't?--check out this new resource from the Alliance for Early Success and Child Trends.
The Research Base for a Birth Through Age Eight State Policy Framework, includes citations and evidence for policies that lead to better outcomes for vulnerable children from birth through third grade. It expands on a policy framework released by the Alliance earlier this year and on Research At-A-Glance from Child Trends, a... ...