If children don’t learn to read by Grade 4 they are likely to never catch up.
Third grade marks an important turning point for young students—the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” If students are unable to make this transition, learning in every subject becomes increasingly challenging. In fact, students who don’t read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely than their peers to drop out of high school. Yet two-thirds of American fourth-graders—roughly six million children—cannot read at grade level.
Your support will help pay for:
Purchase of Children’s Books
Smart Pads and Internet Access
Providing Coaches for Classrooms
Daycare Center Staff Training
Home Daycare Provider Training
School Classrooms Training and Coaching
District Plan and Training for All Teachers
School Kits for Students and Teachers
Stipends for Community PLCs
Research and development of new culturally-relevant pedagogy
Development of asynchronous digital learning tools
Creation of evidenced-based biliteracy training tools
Translation of materials into multiple languages
Please make a gift today to support teachers, students, childcare providers, tutors and parents with access to books, smart pads, supplies, training and coaching to close the opportunity gap.