Learning Happens Every Day: News from the Hartford Campaign for Grade Level Reading

Spotlight on Excellence   December 2014

Learning Happens Every Day:
News from the Hartford Campaign for Grade Level Reading
The Campaign for Grade Level Reading is a national collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade
Hartford’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading includes the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, Hartford Public Schools, Achieve Hartford!, the City of Hartford, Connecticut Humanities, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Hartford Public Library, MegaEducation, YMCA of Greater Hartford, and several other community-based organizations.
The HCGLR focuses on helping familes and students in the areas of School Readiness, Summer Learning, and Being in School Every Day.


Come back to the is column every month to read about all the hard work being done!


The Campaign for Grade Level Reading:  

The White House-sponsored Summit on Early Learning presented a truly important opportunity to amplify the CGLR message. CGLR joined practitioners, advocates, policymakers and philanthropists to launch Invest in US, a cross-sector initiative to promote greater investments in the early years.  The CGLR message is straightforward. Investing in children during the early years is essential to their success in the early grades. Efforts to help parents succeed in ensuring their child’s healthy, on-track development and early literacy are important to the attainment of our goal: improving the prospects of low-income children by ensuring that they read proficiently by the end of third grade.   That’s the message the CGLR plans to lift up. And we encourage you to raise your voice as well.
  • Follow @readingby3rd on Twitter for live updates throughout the day, and show your support on social media by joining today’s Invest in US Twitterstorm.
  • Tweet about how and why expanded access to early learning supports grade-level reading. Be sure to include the#investinus and #GLReading hashtags.


News from United Way:

Watch this video:


 or click here.


News from HPS Health Services and CCMC:

Read about the Building Bridges program.


News from MegaEducation:

Click here to see how MegaEducation helps HPS every month!

Stay tuned for HCGLR news from many more of our partners!


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