• 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.

    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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  • 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.

    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
  • 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

Springdale Wins National Award for Efforts to Improve Early Literacy

The City of Springdale was among just 15 communities to receive the prestigious national All-America City Award for its civic engagement to help more young children achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success. 

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.

Governor and Legislature Champion Grade-Level Reading

The 2017 Legislative Session in Arkansas was a success for grade-level reading, as policymakers continue to embrace important 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! 

Twitter

RT @summerlearning: The deadline for NSLA's 2017 Art & Essay Contest is August 1st! Kids K-12, submit your work here: https://t.co/BlCAI9rq…

Hot Springs Family YMCA is tackling the #summerslide with their summer learning programs. Learn more here: https://t.co/W0YCyqbFtg

Need some new books to read for the summer? Check out @scholastics 2017 Summer Reading Book List! #SummerLearning https://t.co/MDu9apmzje