• National Summer Learning Day was July 14, 2016.

    Read more about how it was celebrated in Arkansas, and learn how you can help prevent the "summer slide."

    Check out our summer learning resources
  • 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

Summer Learning Promoted Throughout Arkansas

Students and local officials across the state participated in events to raise awareness about programs designed to help kids continue making educational gains throughout the summer

Current Opening – AR-GLR Fellow

The Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (AR-GLR) seeks a Fellow to support its goal that all children in Arkansas read on grade level by the end of third grade. 

A Spotlight on Achievement Gaps

White students are more than twice as likely to be reading at grade level as their black classmates. We need to make targeted and meaningful use of the resources set aside to close this gap.

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! 


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