3rd Grade Reading Success Matters

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Pacesetter Honors

This year, 48 communities across the nation have been recognized as Pacesetters for “leading by example” to solve one or more of the challenges that can undermine early literacy – school readiness, school attendance, and summer learning.

 “Recognizing the Pacesetters is our way of applauding the civic leaders, organizations and agencies that have joined forces to build brighter futures for the children in their communities,” said Ralph Smith, managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. “We are learning with them and from them what it takes to move the needle and close the gap.” 

 

2016 COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PACESETTERS

2016 Pacesetter communities completed a rigorous self-assessment and were identified based on meeting either or both of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrating population-level, community-wide measurable improvement in outcomes for low-income children in one or more of the focus areas: school readiness, school attendance, summer learning and grade-level reading.
  • Demonstrating exemplary work in one or more aspects of the GLR Campaign’s framework for success, scale and sustainability:

Criteria 1: Aligning, linking, stacking and bundling the most proven and promising strategies, programs and practices

Criteria 2: Integrating efforts to support parent success and address and the health determinants of early school success

Criteria 3: Driving with data to establish baselines, set targets, track progress, disaggregate for subgroups, create early warning and response systems, tailor strategies, and ensure shared accountability

Criteria 4: Building cross-sector collaboration, community-wide mobilization and a coalition of local funders committed to achieving the result

Criteria 5: Prioritizing children and families in public housing and reaching those children who are especially vulnerable (children with learning differences, foster care, homeless, incarcerated parents, dual language learners)

Criteria 6: Utilizing technology to expand reach, mobilize constituencies, improve service delivery and/or streamline operations

2015 COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PACESETTERS

  • Marvell, AR
  • Pulaski, AR
  • Springdale, AR
  • Avondale, Balsz, Riverside, & Roosevelt, AZ
  • Phoenix AZ
  • Yuma, AZ
  • Fresno, CA
  • Stockton–San Joaquin County, CA
  • Tahoe-Truckee, CA
  • Hartford CT
  • New Britain, CT
  • Indian River, FL
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Ames, IA
  • Council Bluffs, IA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Dubuque. IA
  • Marshalltown, IA
  • Quad Cities, IA
  • Waukegan, IL
  • Muncie, IN
  • Springfield, MA
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Gulfport, MS
  • Moore County, NC
  • New York City, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Dayton, OH
  • Earl Boyles, OR
  • Lane County, OR
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Richmond, VA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Tacoma, WA

2014 COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PACESETTERS

PACESETTER PARTNERS

PBS & the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

2013 COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PACESETTERS

2012 COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS PACESETTERS

STATE PACESETTERS

Arkansas
Arizona
Connecticut
Massachusetts