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Unique communities with the shared goal of literacy
for all of Florida’s children

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The secret behind successful children

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Leaders from multiple sectors are working toward better outcomes
for children and families

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Our #FloridaGLR Campaign is pleased to recognize our four Florida communities recognized as 2017 Pacesetters including: Broward, Palm Beach, Indian River and Suncoast (Manatee/Sarasota). We look forward to celebrating their official recognition at #GLRWeek in Philadelphia on July 25th!
Children's Services Council of Broward County Florida
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Moonshot Moment: 90% Literacy by Third Grade / The Learning Alliance
Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

For more information on joining or starting a GLR campaign in your community, visit us at www.FloridaGLR.net.
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The Florida Children's Council / #FloridaGLR Campaign was honored to have been recognized at the #Learners2Earners Education Summit in Tampa this week. Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President, Florida Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation, acknowledged the infrastructure development and accomplishments of the #FloridaGLR Campaign during the past three years and also announced Helios Education Foundation's $1.7M recent investment awarded to the Florida Children's Council to expand the work of the #FloridaGLR Campaign over the next three years. We commend the existing community campaigns for their impactful work addressing school readiness, summer learning and school attendance, and we look forward to strengthening public policy, increasing community partnerships, enhancing supports for infant/toddlers, and expanding evidence-based summer learning opportunities for Florida’s children. For more information on joining a local #FloridaGLR community or starting a campaign in your county, contact us at www.FloridaGLR.net. ... See MoreSee Less


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Did You Know?

More than 60 percent of Florida’s fourth graders are not reading on grade level – hindering their success in the classroom and beyond.

The Florida Grade-Level Reading Campaign is working with communities and organizations statewide to boost early childhood literacy.

The Huddle

The online community of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Network.

Statistics Lottery

An alarming number of children – about 67 percent nationwide and more than 80 percent of those from low-income families – are not proficient readers by the end of third grade. This has significant and long-term consequences not only for each of those children, but for their communities and our nation as a whole. If left unchecked, this problem will undermine efforts to end intergenerational poverty, close the achievement gap and reduce high school dropout rates. Far fewer of the next generation will be prepared to succeed in a global economy, participate in higher education or enter military and civilian service.

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