• 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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  • Share Your Big Ideas for Grade-Level Reading

    We and our partners at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation want to hear directly from you! Over the next few months, we will be promoting a survey to hear your ideas for grade-level reading.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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What's New

Share Your Big Ideas for Grade-Level Reading in Arkansas

We and our partners at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation want to hear directly from you! Over the next few months, we will be promoting a survey to hear your Big Ideas for grade-level reading.

Marvell-Elaine, Springdale Named Pacesetters by National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Marvell-Elaine and Springdale have been honored as Pacesetters by the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for exemplary work in eliminating barriers faced by children from low-income families on the path to becoming proficient readers.

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.

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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