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Early grade reading: Paving the way to success
Why Is It Important?
A child who can’t read at grade level by 3rd grade is 4x less likely to graduate from high school. If this same child lives in poverty, the child is 13x less likely to graduate. Both kindergarten readiness and 3rd grade reading are key ingredients to future academic success.
If we want to improve high school and college graduation rates, develop a more robust and attractive workforce, and fundamentally improve the quality of life for thousands of people in our region, our collective work must focus on two of the most critical milestones for student (and ultimately adult) success: kindergarten readiness and early grade-level reading.
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StrivePartnership is a member of the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, a national network of communities working to improve education success for every child through a data-driven, quality collective impact approach. Connected by their work on the ground, StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network members are committed to sharing knowledge, building upon what works and driving action to improve key outcomes along every child's path to education success.
StrivePartnership is focused on the success of our children: every child, every step of the way, cradle to career. StrivePartnership unites common providers around shared issues, goals, measurements and results, and then actively supports and strengthens strategies that work.