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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…

Overheard While Preparing Books

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SCGLR Summer 2021, Full Steam Ahead!

Recently, 25+ engagement team members hopped on Zoom to begin diving into the upcoming Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge. You’d probably imag…
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Soar in 4: Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Bags

Soar in 4 is a community education program, aligned with the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, that was created in 2016 as a respons…
Angie Matthiessen, executive director of United Way of Charlotte County

Leave the Summer Slide on the Playground

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Port Charlotte Sun on September 19, 2020. Angie Matthiessen is the executive director …
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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 resea…
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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…
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Urban Thinkspace, a Playground That Encourages Vital Parent Engagement

  A swing, a slide, and adults staring at smartphones. The swing and slide are staples at any playground, and the latter is becoming a …
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Urban Thinkspace, un patio de juegos que fomenta la participación vital de los padres

  Un columpio, un tobogán y adultos mirando teléfonos inteligentes. El columpio y el tobogán son básicos en cualquier parque infantil, …
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Summer + Learning = Fun

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading kicked off the 2019 Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge as an effort to prevent the summer slide. Nin…
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Verano + Aprendizaje = Diversión

La Campaña para Lectura a Nivel de Grado del Suncoast inició el Reto de Lectura de Verano del Suncoast 2019 como un esfuerzo para evitar la p…

2019 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Scores

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) is a four-county effort in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties to help al…

Resultados de la Evaluación de Estándares de la Florida en el 2019 (FSA)

La Campaña de Lectura a Nivel de Grado del Suncoast (SCGLR) es una iniciativa en estos cuatro condados: Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee y Sarasota…
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Quality Pre-K Found to Have Multi-generational Effects

Can talking during snack time and making Jell-O in pre-K help break the cycle of poverty? One of the leading experts on the effects of early …
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Se encontró que los Pre-Kinder de calidad pueden tener efectos multigeneracionales

¿Hablar durante la merienda y hacer gelatina en pre-kinder puede ayudar a romper el ciclo de la pobreza? Uno de los principales expertos en l…
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Early Learning Funds Cut in Sarasota, Palm Beach, and Duval

Other counties saw millions in new money, although the funding mechanism remains a mystery. Nobody knows how it works. And state lawmakers ha…
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Los fondos de aprendizaje temprano se reducen en Sarasota, Palm Beach y Duval

Otros condados vieron millones de dinero nuevo a pesar que el mecanismo de financiamiento sigue siendo un misterio. Nadie sabe cómo funciona….
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