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... ...
Register Now for the 2016 Funder Huddle
Spread the word to current and prospective GLR Campaign funders in your community: the 2016 Funder Huddle is April 7-8, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Funders can expect an intensive peer learning experience, knowledge exchange and substantive work sessions with national experts and leaders. Funders will share and learn about:
promising investments to help parents succeed
what's working to move the needle on school readiness, school attendance... ...
Rhode Island Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Kicks Off
On November 24, the United Way of Rhode Island, in partnership with Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, launched the Rhode Island Campaign for Grade-Level Reading at a policy roundtable attended by Governor Gina Raimondo, Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, Department of Human Services Director Melba Depena and GLR Campaign Managing Director Ralph Smith. The Rhode Island GLR Campaign will bring together business, government, labor and... ...
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort by funders, nonprofits, government agencies, business leaders, states and communities across the nation to ensure that many more children from low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship.
2015 GLR Community Self-Assessment Tool Now Available
Increasing the number of U.S. children, especially those in low-income families, who read proficiently by the end of third grade... ...