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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

Community Spotlight: Read On Mesa

Read On Mesa is the City of Mesa’s community literacy initiative, a commitment among a broad base of collaborative partners to accelerate early literacy and reading achievement among the community’s …

March 29, 2023

Read On Arizona Appoints Lori Masseur as Director of Early Learning

Read On Arizona, our state’s collective impact initiative for early literacy, has appointed Lori Masseur as director of early learning. In this new position, Masseur, formerly with the Arizona Department …

August 31, 2022

Community Highlight: Family Engagement in City of Phoenix

Read On Phoenix is one of three Campaign for Grade-Level Reading sites to receive funding from the Vanguard Foundation for family engagement that supports language and early literacy development. This …

June 26, 2022

Arizona Department of Education Awards $11.6 Million to Support Literacy Programs

Federal COVID relief funding will assist three organizations focused on literacy teaching and learning in Arizona Office of Superintendent Kathy Hoffman PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 12, 2022) – The Arizona Department …

May 12, 2022

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