Now that the peer review process is underway, the fifty-three communities applying for the All-America City Award will make sure the ten peer reviewers from their community have the information below. 

The review process occurs online through the Peer Reviewer Portal. Peer reviewers will be able to download and print applications, but will enter their assessment in the peer reviewer portal.

If an applicant needs to change a peer reviewer, let me know by email me at Also, I can provide you a list of your peer reviewers as submitted, if that would be helpful.

Peer Reviewer Training Webinar

This event was held Thursday, Feb 16. Here is a link to the recording and the slides

Peer Reviewers are community common-sense experts. Each will be asked to review approximately three applications using the Peer Reviewer Template.

After the training webinar on February 16, peer reviewers will receive an email with instructions to access the peer review portal.

The anticipated time commitment is three to five hours. Reviews are to be filed by Thursday, March 9. 

Peer Reviewer Support Office Hours
Questions about the peer reviewer process? Call 774-220-4000 code: 2012-2016 during this time. Staff from the GLR Support Center will be on the line to assist.

  • Friday, Feb 17 from 11a – 1p ET
  • Monday, Feb 20 from 11a – 1p ET

Save the Date
GLR Week in Denver, Colorado is coming up in June at the Westin Denver International Airport!

  • June 13 – 14, Grade-Level Reading Funder Huddle
  • June 14 – 16, All-America City Awards Gathering

Event registration will open in February. For the best rate, please do not make hotel registrations early.

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