3rd Grade Reading Success Matters

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading


Federal Funding Guide:
Learning to Read identifies more than 100 federal funding sources that can be used to address the root causes of failing to read, to help fund remediation strategies, and to build cohesive infrastructure and systems necessary to effectively train and guide professionals. It offers users “best bet” funding sources, on-the-ground examples and allows users to search by funding purpose, eligibility and special populations. Download the PDF here.

The guide was developed by The Finance Project to support the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The 176-page guide, which features dozens of charts identifying funding sources and requirements, is also available for download at:

State Policy Guide:
State Early Childhood Advisory Councils were created by the Improving Head Start Act of 2007 to strengthen the quality of and access to child-serving programs and services. These multi-stakeholder advisory bodies provide the foundation for each state to advance a birth-through-third-grade learning system. The National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices provides a profile for Councils that have been established in 45 states and five territories.

The GLR Technical Assistance Guide for Video:
The Campaign has created this GLR Technical Assistance Guide, which provides helpful information and tips on how to create powerful videos for the Campaign, and how to get the most out of the creation of these videos. Organizations, foundations, nonprofits, and Campaign members can use this guide to create and share their own videos of local, state, and national efforts to get all children reading on grade level by the end of the third grade.

The Experts Guide:
The Experts Guide provides contact information for researchers, advocates and specialists in several issues related to third grade reading. These include school readiness, chronic absence, summer learning, common core standards and retention.