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The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading: An enterprise funder’s perspective
  The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading: An enterprise funder’s perspective "When national and local aspirations align, new realities are created. That is what happened when some serendipity began an aligned partnering journey between The Patterson Foundation and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a national movement to increase the success of children across the country by ensuring they read on grade level by the end of third grade...." Click here to read more from Debra Jacobs, President and CEO, The Patterson... ... More »

AARP Foundation Experience Corps: A new revolution, led by volunteers
This is a guest post by Lester Strong, Vice President, AARP Foundation Experience Corps In the 1960s, America watched as its young people “got involved,” doing all they could to change the world. Now that generation has the potential to launch a revolution again, this time as volunteers. Some 10 million people aged 50 and older volunteer, but only about 2 million do so in education, even though boomers say that education is a high priority when... ... More »

Setting the Pace for Student Achievement
It sounds simple: for children to do well in school, they need to be able to read well. In reality, two-thirds of fourth-graders in the United States do not read proficiently. That number is even worse for children from low-income families – 4 out of 5 fourth-graders from these families are failing to reach proficiency standards in reading. For these young students, dropping out of high school and struggling throughout their lives is much more... ... More »

“Too Small to Fail” Campaign Brings National Attention to Word Gap
Last week saw major national action on the “word gap” between low- and high-income children, spearheaded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A Clinton Foundation initiative released a community campaign guide for local leaders across the country working to close the word gap, and Clinton held a surprise event in Brooklyn to launch a public awareness campaign on early vocabulary development. The “Talking is Teaching Community Campaign Guide,” released by Too Small to Fail, provides... ... More »

Celebrating Literacy Volunteers as National Volunteer Week Approaches in Ames, Iowa
See some of the outstanding reading tutors from across the country nominated for recognition on this page, and nominate tutors in your area here! Wisely using its local talent, the college town of Ames, Iowa, offers free one-on-one, individualized tutoring during the summer to young struggling readers, provided by community volunteers trained by a literacy development expert. About 150 children in kindergarten through fourth grade will be matched in summer 2015 with one of 70-some volunteers trained... ... More »