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Early childhood literacy bill aims to improve performance in Arizona classrooms

Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed into law a bill that advocates for early childhood literacy in the state of Arizona. It aims to increase student performance in the classroom.   SB …

October 31, 2021

AZ Data Snapshot: the Pandemic’s Impact on Early Literacy – Part 1

Data Analysis by Robert Vagi The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented disruptions in K-12 education. Data showing its effect on student learning are now becoming available, and some initial studies at …

October 20, 2021

Arizona Department of Education Releases Statewide Assessment Results from School Year 2020/2021

Office of Superintendent Kathy Hoffman Released August 27, 2021 PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) today released statewide assessment results, commonly known as AzM2 and MSAA, from school year 2020/2021. Arizona public schools test students in Grades …

August 27, 2021

Policy News: Arizona Invests in Accelerating Early Literacy

Read On Arizona applauds Governor Ducey and the Arizona legislature for prioritizing early literacy in the FY22 budget and legislation passed this month. SB1572 outlines significant steps for advancing early …

July 12, 2021

Arizona Announces Grant Awards to Improve Literacy for Underserved Children

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has selected 23 subgrantees for the $20 million federal Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD) to improve reading skills for students most in need of additional supports. Continue reading

May 21, 2021

Read On Avondale, Read On Phoenix Recognized as Bright Spot Communities

Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on the many inequities surrounding early childhood education. In Maricopa County, hundreds of thousands of children were forced to transition to learning from home without the proper technology and resources to succeed. Fortunately, Read On Avondale and Read On Phoenix were there to help. Continue reading

May 12, 2021

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Recognizes Bright Spot Communities

2 Read On Communities recognized as bright spots by Campaign For Grade-Level Reading for their response to the COVID crisis last year:
• Read On Phoenix: Exemplary effort to mitigate learning loss by closing the digital divide during COVID (City of Phoenix investment of $6M), building educator capacity by training 48 early learning educators on Pre-K LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling), Experience Corps Phx expanded virtual access to tutors at tarted school districts, and Mayor Gallegos did a Kinder enrollment PSA and launched a Mayor’s birthday book club.
• Read On Avondale: hosted virtual listening tours to better understand community needs during COVID, secured funding for community wifi so students continued to engage during remote learning, and are honoring teachers by hosting “Thank Your School Superhero Week: May 3-7”.
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April 29, 2021

‘Take a book, share a book’: Little Free Libraries helps put books in the hands of kids

Shanti Lerner Arizona Republic Published Apr. 21, 2021 Sometimes the biggest changes start with the smallest gestures. In the case of the Little Free Libraries, a nonprofit that seeks to promote …

April 21, 2021

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