Young boy and his mother reading together on a park bench

Herald-Tribune Launches ‘The Fight for Grade-Level Reading’ Podcast

As part of its ongoing coverage of grade-level reading issues, the Herald-Tribune has launched a new podcast called The Fight for Grade-Level Reading. The focus on third-grade reading scores stems from a pivotal study by the Annie… Read More

The Council of Champions

The nationwide Grade-Level Reading Council of Champions honors exemplary volunteers, early-care and education providers, school and civic leaders, public officials, and others who communities nominate based on their alliance with—and support for—local and statewide efforts to support early literacy success. Read More

The Source of Power: Reflections on the 2018 Community Update Breakfast

Wow! Yes, yes, and more yes. The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s 2018 Community Update Breakfast provided many joyful, affirming, and inspiring moments. Flashes from the morning have been playing in my mind and many of… Read More

One Child and One Family at a Time

Editor’s Note: This post is based on the speech Kirsten Russell, director of community investment for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, gave at the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Community Update Breakfast on October 17, 2018. Read More

Grade-Level Reading Campaign Celebrates Efforts to Boost Child Literacy Rates

The campaign’s annual community breakfast brought together literacy advocates from across the region who discussed strategy and coordination. SARASOTA — The Patterson Foundation president and CEO Debra Jacobs channeled Mary Poppins when she encouraged a group of… Read More