• AR-GLR in the News!

    AR-GLR was recently featured on THV11’s “Verify” and KATV’s “Good Morning Arkansas”!

    Watch AR-GLR on GMA
  • Springdale Wins National All-America City Award

    The city is among just 15 communities to receive the prestigious award for its civic engagement efforts to help more young children achieve grade-level reading proficiency.

    Learn more
  • Full Speed Ahead: 2017 Progress Report on Grade-Level Reading in Arkansas

    Last year, we released Full Speed Ahead to share progress that has been made in our key impact areas, detailing milestones and measures toward our goal. We are now excited to release a 2017 progress report.

    Read the report
  • Marvell-Elaine, Springdale Named Pacesetters by National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

    The honor recognizes exemplary work in eliminating barriers faced by children from low-income families on the path to becoming proficient readers.

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  • 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

What's New

AR-GLR Featured in THV11’s “Verify” Segment

“Does chronic absence affect a student’s long-term success?” THV11’s Verify Segment answered this viewer question about the impact missing school has on a student’s future featuring AR-GLR!

AR-GLR Interviewed on KATV’s “Good Morning Arkansas”

School is back in session! Angela Duran, campaign director of AR-GLR, appeared on KATV's "Good Morning Arkansas" to provide tips on how to ensure kids are in school every day.

School Readiness: The Importance of Childhood Screenings in Arkansas

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families partnered with the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to publish a report on how early childhood developmental screenings will help Arkansas children.

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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