• 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. 


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  • 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.

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  • 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 by 2020, 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.

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What's New

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.

National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Features AR-GLR

The National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading detailed our work partnering with communities throughout the state to help all Arkansas children read proficiently by 2020.

Arkansas PARCC Results Show We Must Continue Moving the Needle on Reading

While Arkansas undertakes concerted efforts to strengthen public education, new results from students’ PARCC assessments show that much work remains to continue moving the needle on statewide education goals.

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! 


In 3rd grade, kids go from learning to read to reading to learn. Read our new report on the state of AR #glreading https://t.co/uRcc1zJkyb

#Afterschool & other programs helped 1 AR school increase #glreading rates by 13 percentage pts: https://t.co/uRcc1zJkyb #AfterschoolWorks

Afterschool empowers today's students to become tomorrow's leaders & innovators. Discover how #AfterschoolWorks! https://t.co/AeJVnogWnf