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What’s Happening In Mississippi

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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Want to increase children's access to books this summer? Check out Mississippi Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's fundraising page - https://t.co/PkqeQAkpLg

MS Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Bright Spots Winter 2018 https://t.co/heuK33Bm53

61 percent of low-income children have no children’s books at home. That's why we're focused on helping communities and policymakers promote school readiness and quality teaching. https://t.co/R8SZKE1zRB

Data shows by age 5, a typical middle-class child recognizes 22 letters of the alphabet, compared to 9 for a child from a low-income family. https://t.co/ivpS9L99Eo

The single most important thing you can do to help prepare a child for reading and learning. #readaloud15

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