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We Asked, They Answered: Feedback from THIS BOOK IS COOL! Summer Reading

The interest in the 2021 THIS BOOK IS COOL! Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge was unprecedented from the start. Our goal of reaching 2,000 ch…
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A Heartwarming Story of Impact

Editor’s Note: This story came to us through THIS BOOK IS COOL! summer connector, Renée Isrel.  The names in the story have been changed at t…
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EDUCATION: THE KEY TO ARCADIA’S FUTURE

Note: with special thanks to Catholic Charities Helen Rombalski and Clara Alvarez for sharing the impact of Stronger Me, Stronger We and THIS…
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THIS BOOK IS COOL! — The Sequel

Summer 2021. Check! That’s a wrap. Yes, it’s 90 degrees outside today. Yes, it still feels like summer. Yes, this has been a summer like no o…

Summer Learning Teamwork, a Pursuit of Excellence in Action

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) centers our work around five pillars: School Readiness (the 0-5 years) Attendance Summ…
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Radical Inclusion: Evolving the Way The Patterson Foundation Connects

Editor’s Note: The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently reactivated its Spanish newsletter and social media channels, including…
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Inclusión radical: Evolucionando la forma en que The Patterson Foundation se conecta

Nota del Editor: La Campaña de lectura de nivel de grado de Suncoast activó recientemente su Boletín Informativo en español y sus canales en …
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Pop-Up Neighbor Through Laundry: A fun day of learning in a most unexpected place!

On a recent Saturday morning, the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) set up…
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Mind in the Making Stories

What outcomes and impact can a program have?  We wanted to share other facilitators’ and participants’ perspectives on what Mind in the Makin…
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Mind in the Making with CreArte Latino Cultural Center

The first session of Mind in the Making in collaboration with CreArte Latino Cultural Center occurred between March and April 2021. The works…

Propelling Promising Practices in Digital Equity for Learning Loss Recovery

Back in October of 2020, I had the honor and pleasure of serving as a commentator for the fifth installment of the Campaign for Grade-Level R…

Impulsando prácticas prometedoras en equidad digital para la recuperación de la pérdida de aprendizaje.

En octubre del 2020, tuve el honor y el placer de server como comentarista del quinto capítulo de la serie de seminarios web enfocados en equ…
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Dreams Really Do Come True

It was the summer of 2018, and Charlotte County applied for and joined the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in partnership with the …
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Connecting with Books: Practical Nuggets

Often families are looking for practical ways to share books with their children. They ask about ways to bring books and learning to life, in…
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NOT Giving Up. NOT Giving In: United Way Suncoast Community Update

I believe that you see something that you want to get done, you cannot give up, and you cannot give in. — Representative John Lewis, Civil Ri…
Tomorrow.

Tomorrow.

Recently, I had the honor of helping put together the Run of Show (think party planning!) for our two summer blast-off events, THIS BOOK IS C…

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Receives National Recognition for THIS BOOK IS COOL!

The national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has honored the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading as a Bright Spot community in 2021. T…

Overheard While Preparing Books

Editor’s Note: If you are interested in volunteering with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, please visit SCGLR’s events calendar…
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