Double Jeopardy

How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation

Report

This report is based on a longitudinal study of nearly 4,000 students over the course of their high school careers. It outlines the problems, and suggests reforms to policy and programs that could resolve them.

January 1, 2012

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Ensuring Success for Young Children

Early Childhood Literacy

Brief

This discussion guide for small foundations explores strategies for supporting nonprofits that provide early childhood education programs and services, especially those that focus on early childhood literacy and reading at grade level by third grade.

November 3, 2008

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Climbing the Ladder of Reading Proficiency

The First Two Years of Atlanta’s Dunbar Learning Complex

Report

This report tells how a group of parents, educators, community-based service providers, funders and education experts created the Dunbar Learning Complex with the goal of permanently changing the path of children living in poverty. It also shares the impact of those efforts on children and their parents two years later.

January 1, 2012

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Early Warning Confirmed

A Research Update on Third-Grade Reading

Report

This report confirms that reading well by third grade affects an individual's success later in life. 

November 29, 2013

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The First Eight Years

Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8, 

December 2, 2013

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