New Report: Moving the Needle on Grade-Level Reading in Arkansas
In 2012, the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading launched with the mission to ensure all children in Arkansas read on grade-level by the end of third grade. Through a network of more than 30 organizations from around the state, representing parents, educators, early childhood education, state agencies and foundations, the campaign has worked collectively to move the needle on third grade reading.
New Report on School Discipline and Chronic Absence
Research shows that chronic absenteeism affects long-term educational outcomes, and a schoolﾒ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.