In June 2012,
124 cities, counties and towns joined us in launching the Grade-Level Reading Communities Network. Each community is developing comprehensive strategies to improve school readiness, reduce chronic absence, and promote summer learning in ways that put students on track for reading proficiency by the end of third grade.
These 134 communities are Charter Members of the national Grade-Level Reading Communities Network.
More than 130 communities are working with the Campaign on early literacy plans.
The Grade-Level Reading Communities Network came together in Denver in late June.
More than 1,000 peer reviewers scored applications for the All-America City-Grade Level Reading Awards.
Communities are beginning to put their plans into action.