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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Available Now: Growing Young Minds
The Growing Young Minds report, from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Institute of Museum and Library Services calls upon policymakers, practitioners, and parents to make full use of libraries and museums, and the skills and talents of those who work in them, to close knowledge and opportunity gaps and give all children a strong start in learning.

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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading logoIn recognition of the role that museums and libraries play in early learning, the Institute of Museum and Library Services is supporting projects that further the goals the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, including school readiness, summer reading loss, and chronic school absence.

Spearheaded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a broad coalition of public/private organizations, including the National Civic League, the National League of Cities, and United Way Worldwide, the campaign is a coordinated, national effort to boost reading by 3rd grade. Recognizing that "third grade is a critical juncture on the road to high school graduation," the campaign plans to tackle three challenges: school readiness, summer reading loss, and chronic school absenteeism.

Importantly, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recognizes that it will require community solutions to achieve success, and IMLS support will help libraries and museums play key roles in the early learning.

For more information about IMLS and early learning see www.imls.gov/about/early_learning.aspx.

Additional partnership content on the IMLS website:
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New Report Highlights Roles of Libraries and Museums in Preparing Young Children for Success

June 20, 2013 07:52 AM
Libraries and museums are effective, but often overlooked resources in our nation’s effort to turn around a crisis in early learning, exposing children to reading and powerful learning experiences in the critical early years and keeping them learning through the summer months, according to a report issued today by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Read More

 
MEDIA ADVISORY: Report Highlights Roles of Libraries and Museums in School Success

June 17, 2013 12:28 PM
High level Department of Education and Health and Human Services officials join IMLS and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to launch a new report on early learning. Anacostia Library in Washington, DC, hosts June 20 event. Read More

 
Hildreth, Smith, and Semmel at the launch of the early learning report.
Blog Post: Museums, Libraries Play an Important Role in Early Learning

June 25, 2013 12:14 PM
A new report from IMLS and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading shows how libraries and museums prepare young children for success. Read More

 
Growing Young Minds
Growing Young Minds


Growing Young Minds, from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Institute of Museum and Library Services calls upon policymakers, practitioners, and parents to make full use of libraries and museums, and the skills and talents of those who work in them, to close knowledge and opportunity gaps and give all children a string start in learning. Read More

 
GrowingYoungMinds ExecSum 1
Growing Young Minds: Executive Summary


Growing Young Minds, from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Institute of Museum and Library Services calls upon policymakers, practitioners, and parents to make full use of libraries and museums, and the skills and talents of those who work in them, to close knowledge and opportunity gaps and give all children a string start in learning. Read More

 
Early Learning Task Force Meeting Notes


On December 5, 2012, IMLS and the Campaign for Grade Level Reading convened the initial meeting of the Early Learning Task Force, which includes more than a dozen senior executives from museums and public library systems, federal health and human service agency representatives, policy advocacy groups, and IMLS and Campaign leadership. Read More