Building a “big tent” to harness the energy, resources, leadership and voice needed for effective action and advocacy.
Encouraging more effective philanthropy to ensure more investment in what works and greater impact from strategically aligned grant making.
Investing to accelerate change in specific places to produce models, proof points and inspiration.
The 30 Million Word Gap: The Role of Parent-Child Verbal Interaction in Language and Literacy Development: This issue brief explores what research tells us about the critical role played by parent-child interaction in preparing young children for school and society.
KIDS COUNT Data Center: Find the latest data and trends about how kids are doing in your state, including preschool attendance, academic test scores, attendance, graduation rates and much more.
Early Warning Confirmed: A Research Update on Third-Grade Reading: A follow-up to 2010's Early Warning: Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters, this report supports the link between reading deficiencies and broader social consequences.
Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation: Find out why students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers. This study breaks down the likelihood of graduation by different reading skill levels and poverty experiences.
Climbing the Ladder of Reading Proficiency: Read how a group of parents, educators, community-based service providers, funders and education experts created a learning complex with the goal of permanently changing the path of children living in poverty.
Attendance Works: Find resources and toolkits to help ensure that every school in every state not only tracks chronic absence data for its individual students but also intervenes to help those children and schools.
The National Summer Learning Association: Explore summer-learning tools, resources and expertise to improve program quality, generate support, and increase youth access and participation.