Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort by funders, nonprofit partners, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more low-income children succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship. The GLR Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade. The GLR Campaign’s goal: By 2020, a dozen states or more will increase by at least 100 percent the number of children from low-income families reading proficiently by the end of third grade.

With that goal in mind, the GLR Campaign will seek “wins” in the form of (1) broad-based support for and investment in “on track” child development, learning and literacy across the early years and early grades; (2) widespread community engagement, civic action and citizen service to find and implement community solutions to barriers to student success; and (3) local, state and federal policy reforms to strengthen, scale and sustain improved child outcomes and school success for children in low-income families.