• Attendance Awareness Month
    Poster Contest Grand Prize
    Winners Announced!


    Learn more
  • Chronic Absence Toolkit for Principals

    Leading Attendance: How principals can help students succeed by reducing chronic absence outlines five strategies to help principals develop a comprehensive plan to reduce chronic absence in their schools.

    View the toolkit
  • New Chronic Absence Report

    Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and AR-GLR partnered to release Make Every Day Count: Reducing Chronic Absence in Arkansas Schools, which details chronic absence data - and some ways to address the issue - in the state.

    Read the report
  • Full Speed Ahead: Moving the Needle on Grade-Level Reading in Arkansas

    In our new report, we share the progress that has been made in building the Campaign, detail milestones and measures used to track progress in areas including kindergarten readiness, third grade reading, and chronic absence, and outline a call to action for families, educators, business leaders and policymakers. 


    Read the report
  • Find high-quality pre-K in Arkansas: I know you want the best for me. Thanks, mom!

    When children have early learning opportunities, they are better prepared to reach the critical goal of reading proficiently by third grade.

    Learn More
  • Tools You Can Use

    Find resources to help make a meaningful impact in parent and community engagement, school readiness, attendance, and summer learning.

  • Our goal is that all Arkansas children will read at grade level by the end of the third grade.

    Learn what you can do to support the Campaign in your community.

    Take the Pledge

What's New

Lawmakers Voice Support for Grade-Level Reading at AR-GLR Legislative Breakfast

More than 20 state senators and representatives were present at the event, where attendees had the opportunity to share why they support early-learning initiatives.

Attendance Awareness Poster Contest Grand Prize Winners Announced

The Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading hosted a poster contest this fall to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month. We are now excited to announce the grand prize winners!

Introducing Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, sing

AR-GLR and AETN are excited to launch Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing, a parent engagement and public awareness campaign designed to empower parents and caregivers to talk, read, sing, and play with their kids beginning at an early age.

The Statistics Lottery

How do low-income children fall behind?

Pre-K Helps Kids Start School Ready to Learn: Teachers from Beebe, Arkansas

The time to increase funding for Arkansas pre-K is now! 


"We have voices—we can speak out to our legislators and let them know these are programs that we want" https://t.co/WB1XJGjwLR #ISupportPreK

"AR is making great strides on K-3 reading. Without more funding for quality #preK, it may all be for naught."… https://t.co/qA8DTfzImA

RT @ForwARdArkansas: #ICYMI: Check out photos from today's Legislative Breakfast on #PreK. Thank you to all who attended! https://t.co/4Rfa…