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Read On Communities Join Forces to Expand Experience Corps Tutoring Program

The Arizona Governor’s Office has awarded a grant totaling $896,110 to three Read On Communities — Mesa, Pinal, and Tempe — to expand the evidence-based AARP Foundation Experience Corps tutoring …

September 1, 2023

Community Spotlight: Tempe Extends Successful Programs for Children and Families

Read On Tempe is doing it right. Improving early literacy outcomes takes a coordinated, comprehensive approach focused on school readiness, family engagement and support, and effective reading instruction and interventions. …

August 30, 2023

Read On Arizona Convenes Leaders from Florida and Arizona for State Learning Exchange

Read On Arizona recently hosted education leaders and state officials from Florida and Arizona as part of an ongoing learning exchange on state-level strategies to improve early literacy and school …

August 17, 2023

Community Spotlight: Read On Avondale & SW Valley

Read On Avondale & Southwest Valley is the driving force behind several comprehensive strategies to improve language and literacy outcomes for young children in its local communities. The area is …

June 27, 2023

Read On Arizona Convenes Task Force to Address Spike in School Absences

It’s no surprise that school attendance is significantly related to student achievement, including third grade reading and high school graduation. Too many absences can keep a student from learning and …

May 23, 2023

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Available in More Arizona Communities

  Free to families with young children from birth to age 5. New Glendale ZIP codes recently added. Visit to see if the program is available in your area and register …

May 3, 2023

Family Engagement: Giving Kids a Great Start in Phoenix

Read On Phoenix held a celebration luncheon on March 10 to thank community partners for the successful one-year pilot expansion of the City of Phoenix’s Great Start Initiative, a program …

April 3, 2023

Strategic Priorities for Early Literacy Impact

From 2009 to 2022, Arizona was one of only five states to show statistically significant gains in fourth grade reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Third grade …

March 31, 2023

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