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Mississippi Honored as Pacesetter for Early Literacy Work

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) recognized the Mississippi Campaign for Grade-Level Reading as a State Pacesetter for its efforts to improve early literacy and student success. The Campaign will also recognize Governor Phil Bryant for his leadership in making third-grade reading proficiency a priority of his administration’s education reform efforts. The special recognitions were presented at a reception on February 15 at 6 p.m. at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, Mississippi.

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A Successful Launch!

Since December 1st, the MS Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Network has expanded! Community coalitions are growing and thriving, Two communities are working on their Community Solutions Action Plan (CSAP) since they’ve submitted their Letter of Intent, and several others are on track to submit their Letter of Intent Soon!

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If a child is chronically absent in both K and 1st, they only have a 17% chance of #readingby3rd, compared to a 64% chance for a child with good attendance both years.

Listen, be present, stay true to yourself, and step forward for the common good. #glreading

A reminder that being a proficient reader doesn't just impact academic performance - there are health benefits, too! Thanks, @PatPeckHonda, for this awesome visual!

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