Ernestine Benedict

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We have wonderful news to share! Forty-five new communities have joined the GLR Campaign and are on a mission with us to ensure early school success for children from low-income families.

The newest communities to join the GL…
Fifteen communities across the country were honored today with the 2017 All-America City Award (AAC) for their civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success. Re…
Twenty-seven communities across the nation are poised to receive the coveted AAC Award, a recognition created 67 years ago by the National Civic League. This year, the League is working together with the GLR Campaign to recognize communities that ha…
Today is the grand opening of the Communications Expo Submission Portal! We're looking for the best of the best and that means you. Submit your best outreach materials and be in the running to be featured at the All-America City Awards Gathering. Al…
This year, 48 communities across the nation have been recognized as Pacesetters for “leading by example” to solve one or more of the challenges that can undermine early literacy – school readiness, school attendance, and summer learning.
“Recognizin…
That's how many communities filed Self-Assessments with 53 communities competing for All-America City (AAC) Awards and 139 competing for Pacesetter Honors. 
The GLR Community Self-Assessment, a rigorous process designed to help communities reflect o…
Please welcome sixteen new communities that have joined the GLR Campaign!
The newest communities to join this collaborative effort include: Broward County, Fla.; Pinellas County, Fla; 10 additional counties in the state of Georgia; Sacopee Valley, M…
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading today names 40 public housing agencies (PHAs) to its 2015-2016 Honor Roll for exemplary work to boost children’s literacy.  
More than one million children from birth to age 8 are living in public housing in the…
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The Department of Education (ED) announced that it will host a weekly webinar series on ESSA Consolidated State Plans (Wednesdays from 2-3:30 EST). ED will provide a detailed agenda prior to each session. You must register…
WASHINGTON, D.C. January 11, 2017 – The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is lifting up 14 public housing agencies (PHAs) as bright spots for their exemplary work to transform their communities into book-rich environments.
This announcement follows t…
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S Department of Education (ED) today announced the launch of the Book-Rich Environments Initiative, a collaborative effort to establish strong, local coalitions that support public…
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We are pleased to share with you that The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) has released an exciting new family engagement resource that pushes beyond the preschool classroom towards a vision of engaging families alon…
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CAMPAIGN FOR GRADE-LEVEL READING NETWORK OF COMMUNITIES, STATES, PROGRAM AND FUNDING PARTNERS, INVESTORS

While it is much too early to predict, we have good reason to be optimistic about continued progress for the Campaign for…
The Patterson Foundation is providing an additional $250,000 in catalytic funding to support the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a national movement to increase reading proficiency among children in low-income families.

Since 2010, The Patterson…
Wonderful news! The GLR Campaign is pleased to mark Attendance Awareness Month by commending twelve public housing agencies as GLR Bright Spots in recognition of their exemplary work to reduce chronic absence. Read more about the programs these hous…
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