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October 31, 2018

The Fight for Grade-Level Reading Podcast Episode 1: Ron Fairchild of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The first episode of The Fight for Grade-Level Reading features our interview with Ron Fairchild. He’s the director of the Support Center at the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which is designed to highlight the most successful programs implemented by the more than 390 different communities participating in the fight for grade-level reading.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Omny, Google Podcasts or by searching in your favorite podcast app. If you want to know why we’re doing this podcast, here’s some background.

We also want to hear from you. You can share your experiences in the fight for grade-level reading by connecting with us at, or by leaving us a message at 941-361-4820. You can also record a voice memo on your phone and email it to us — we may include some of those messages in future episodes of the podcast.

This story comes from a partnership between the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Herald-Tribune, funded by The Patterson Foundation, to cover school readiness, attendance, summer learning, healthy readers and parent engagement. Read more stories at

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