Major New Report on Effective Parenting Practices
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a new report last week, Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8, that reviews research on parenting practices and identifies effective practices. This seminal report lifts up parents as the key determinant of their child’s early school success. Moreover, it affirms the GLR Campaign’s relentless focus and attention on the importance of supporting parent success.... ...
Spotlight on Chronic Absence
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a first look at the 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection, a comprehensive database with information from every public school in the country. For the first time, the data collection included chronic absence. The numbers are alarming. More than 6 million kids are missing 15 days or more of school a year. Read the statement from Ralph Smith, managing director... ...
HUD Joins Forces with the GLR Campaign
During a ceremony in Tampa, Florida, on April 29,Secretary Castro announced HUD will team up with the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to promote the great work Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) are doing as partners in their local grade-level reading campaigns and to encourage and support other PHAs in joining their local campaigns. This new partnership will help to ensure that critical GLR strategies are reaching... ...
38 Communities Recognized as Pacesetters for Making Measurable Progress
Thirty-eight communities across the nation were recognized this month as GLR Pacesetters for “leading by example” to address one or more of the challenges that can undermine early literacy — school readiness, school attendance and summer learning — and/or to improve grade-level reading.
“Pacesetter Honors are among the highest awards presented by the Campaign,” said Ralph Smith, the managing director of the GLR... ...
GLR Campaign Welcomes Eight New Communities
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading this month welcomed eight new communities to our nationwide effort to increase early reading proficiency. The new communities include Birmingham, Ala.; Greater Surprise, Ariz.; Tolleson, Ariz.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Grinnell, Iowa; Emporia, Kan.; Gaston County, N.C.; and Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Va.
“We are thrilled to welcome the newest members of our growing network of communities,” said Ralph Smith, managing director... ...