If you're already a member of the GLR Network, please share this opportunity with your regional and statewide colleagues. If you want to learn more or perhaps have already begun the process of joining the GLR Network, you will not want to miss this online meeting. Space is limited.
INFO MEETING: JOINING THE CAMPAIGN FOR GRADE-LEVEL READING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 1 PM ET/NOON CT/11 AM MT/10 AM PT
The Campaign is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade.
Research shows that proficiency in reading by the end of third grade enables students to shift from learning to read to reading to learn, and to master the more complex subject matter they encounter in the fourth grade curriculum. Most students who fail to reach this critical milestone falter in the later grades and often drop out before earning a high school diploma. Yet two-thirds of U.S. fourth graders are not proficient readers, according to national reading assessment data. This disturbing statistic is made even worse by the fact that more than four out of every five low-income students miss this critical milestone.
Although schools must be accountable for helping all children achieve, providing effective teaching for all children in every classroom every day, the Campaign is based on the belief that schools cannot succeed alone. Engaged communities mobilized to remove barriers, expand opportunities, and assist parents in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities to serve as full partners in the success of their children are needed to assure student success.
To learn how to join the 340+ communities in the Grade-Level Reading Network, join this online meeting facilitated by Ron Fairchild, director of the GLR Support Center.
AFTER REGISTERING, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH THE ONLINE MEETING LINK.