Family Engagement

Young boy and his mother reading together on a park bench

Stronger Me, Stronger We

Times of uncertainty demand the very best from all of us. Over the past several months, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) has been virtually interacting with parents, grandparents, educators, and members of the community as we all learn… Read More

VLOG: “An Interactive Journey of Togetherness: Why I need you and why you need me”

Cedric Hameed guided online guests through an interactive journey of spoken word poetry. Participants created and shared poems that began with “I need you because…,” “I want to see you…,” “I want you to know…,” and “Because even when I… Read More

Aspirations for a Seamless Transition from VPK to Kindergarten

An assumption could be made that most parents, teachers, and caregivers aspire to provide quality care for children. Evidence from many researchers over the years has expressed the need for quality early childhood education and services for children birth to… Read More

DeSoto County: A Successful 2019, and a Keen Vision for GLR in 2020

Historically, DeSoto County’s third grade reading scores have hovered below 30%. In 2018, only 29% of third-grade students in the county were reading on grade level. However, 2019 has brought some positive changes and improvements. There’s a lot of action… Read More

“Brain Matters” Documentary Screening: Be Our Guest

Friends, Why is it that some children thrive while other’s do not? Is it a matter of genetics, IQ, socioeconomic background, or education? Carlota Nelson, in her ground-breaking documentary, answers these questions in an enlightening globe-trotting journey about what truly… Read More