In the 2013- 2014 school year, nearly a quarter of students in Baltimore were found to be chronically absent, meaning they missed a month or more of school. Here's what we're doing to combat this.
The Grade Level Reading Coalition is made up of partners who reach Baltimore City families from birth to grade 3 and works to ensure children are reading well by the time they finish 3rd grade.
We are committed to building strong parent, student and community demand for educational excellence as we recognize the key role the community plays in this work.
We believe strongly that parents should play a vital role in the development and implementation of our strategy and the Campaign strives to create a mechanism so that families are always at the table.
Best practices for improving reading scores from schools that have seen major growth.
We know that low-income children that attend Pre-K are more likely to achieve academically than their peers that don’t attend. We have identified approximately 750 kids who do not enroll.
Research has shown that low- income students lose up to 2 months of reading achievement over the summer, so we're working with the Pratt Library to encourage summer reading.
Many families in Baltimore City don’t have access to books to build their own home libraries which makes it hard to create a culture of reading in their home. Here's what we're doing.
In Baltimore City, only 14% of children are found to be reading proficiently when they start 4th grade, we need to provide the supports and resources that can enable struggling readers to succeed.