• Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Honors Arkansas’s Commitment to Third Grade Reading

    Ralph Smith, managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, visited Arkansas this week. Smith participated in several events with AR-GLR highlighting Arkansas’s commitment to reading.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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What's New

New Brief: How School Discipline Policies Affect Chronic Absenteeism

Research shows that chronic absenteeism affects long-term educational outcomes, and a school’s disciplinary policies can increase the impact of absences on students. Twelve percent of Arkansas kindergarteners through third graders are chronically absent, which means they miss 10 percent or more of the school year.

New Report: What Do Our Littlest Learners Need to Be School Ready?

Research shows that 85 percent of a child’s core brain development occurs by age three. This makes the first few years of a child’s life crucial for healthy brain development and early academic experiences to prepare young children for school. 

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Honors Arkansas’s Commitment to Third Grade Reading

Ralph Smith, managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, visited Arkansas this week. Smith participated in several events with AR-GLR highlighting Arkansas’s commitment to reading.

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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