The Kansas Early Literacy Roundtable works to ensure that children succeed in school and graduate on time by focusing on an important predictor of success – grade-level reading at the end of third grade.
Launched in February of 2018, the roundtable meets regularly to consider issues affecting early literacy. This collaborative is associated with the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading (GLR), which serves as a hub for peer exchange and technical assistance.
The Early Literacy Roundtable released on Oct. 8, 2018, results of a questionnaire in which candidates for the Kansas State Board of Education responded to questions about early education. All ten current board members and any candidates for state board received the questionnaire.
The Kansas Early Literacy Roundtable is focused on three priorities:
PRIORITY #1: School Readiness
Each child enters school ready to engage in and benefit from early-learning experiences
PRIORITY #2: School Outcomes and Accountability
Every child is able to attend a school that provides personalized, quality reading instruction
PRIORITY #3: Supporting Children and Families
Every child and their family is provided the support they need to develop into successful early readers