Spotlight on the Story County Reads’ Literacy Campaign

This spring a cross-sector team from Story County (IA) attended their second on-site institute to support strategic analysis and planning as their campaign expanded from a community-wide literacy campaign to a countywide initiative.

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Getting real about summer learning programs

Even though summer programs are funded to prevent the well-documented summer learning loss and even boost overall reading levels, many actually aren’t designed in a way to accomplish those goals. So, what would a program need in order to be the start of the “summer learning gain”?

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Spotlight on the Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign

Last fall, nine Florida GLR communities participated in the Lectio Institute to sharpen and strengthen their programs and investments to better serve the state’s children. Read about this collaboration and its impact.

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As a field we don’t toss out programs, we add new ones.

We have noticed, in our work with districts and communities around the country, that most have way too many literacy programs and supports in play to get to meaningful change.

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Spotlight on Cedar Valley Readers Literacy Campaign

A dedicated team from Cedar Valley, IA, attended a 2017 institute and went back to their community with a new and complete understanding of what was working, and what needed to be changed.

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The high cost of having teachers design and deliver daily literacy lessons

At every level, and in too many schools across the country, teachers are charged with leading classroom instruction and responding to children all day, and then also analyzing student work and creating lessons…

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Spotlight on The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation

For seven years, Springfield has been engaged in a community-wide literacy campaign to promote reading success for all children. Hear from the Davis Foundation’s Sally Fuller, the initiative’s funder, on Springfield’s community effort to boost children’s literacy skills.

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Closing today’s assessment gaps

It’s the time of year when assessments are on nearly every educator’s mind and calendar. So, amidst the frenzy, testing season is an opportunity to share two assessment gaps we’ve identified—gaps that need closing if we want literacy improvement.

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Spotlight on Read On Arizona

In partnership with Lectio, leaders from Read On Arizona have been strengthening their efforts to better serve the state’s children. Read more about this collaboration and its impact in an interview with Terri Clark, the Arizona Literacy Director.

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Why language building is critical, but not common

Our own research, and that of many others, shows that in elementary and middle schools across the nation, the average time spent on instruction that builds vocabulary, listening and speaking skills hovers around 10%.

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