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Perfectly Punctual Partners with Attendance Works
Attendance Works and LearnLead’s Perfectly Punctual Campaign have announced a partnership that will allow more schools and communities access to materials and strategies for building good, on-time attendance habits starting in preschool. For years, Perfectly Punctual has helped engage children and families in the importance of showing up to school on time every day. Kids fill out an attendance scorecard every day: circling a star when they’re on time or a rushing clock when they’re tardy. If they’re absent,... ... More »

Get Georgia Reading Debuts
Georgia state leaders, educators, parents, business leaders and children’s authors each took turns making a promise to young children across the state at the Get Georgia Reading Kick-Off event on August 6. After 3rd grader Luke Valladeres opened the event by reading a passage from Roald Dahl’s The BFG, each speaker stated their commitment to support this growing collaborative effort designed to ensure that every child in Georgia would be able to read proficiently by the end... ... More »

Attendance Works Releases Parent Video
Ask parents about the importance of school attendance in the early grades, and they can tell you why showing up every day matters. They can also share their very real challenges in getting children to school.    Bringing Attendance Home, a new video from Attendance Works features parents talking to other parents about reducing absenteeism. Filmed in schools across the country and released in time for the back-to-school attendance push, the video offers tips for parents and... ... More »

NAACP, Urban Radio Stations Launch Reading PSAs
The NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, and American Urban Radio Networks, the nation’s largest African American owned radio network company, have joined forces in an early literacy campaign.  AURN and the NAACP in partnership with Tanya Hart Communications, Inc., have produced and distributed radio public service announcements (PSAs) voiced by Tatyana Ali, Bobby Jones, Jermaine Dupri and other notable individuals from various aspects of the entertainment industry.  The goal is to cultivate a generation of young people... ... More »

10 Communities Join GLR
Today we welcome 10 new communities to our Grade-Level Reading Communities Network and applaud their commitment to working collaboratively toward our goal of increasing the number of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. These news members deepen the work going on in three of our key states. They include initiatives in seven Arizona communities: Buckeye, Chandler, Cochise County, Globe-Miami, North Gila County, Scottsdale and Tempe; two from Connecticut: Colchester and Waterbury;... ... More »