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Reading Roadmap In The News

Mississippi Reading Roadmap Shows Promising Results: Fox 8, Feb. 28, 2018

Data collected from the 2017 fall semester shows that students in Coahoma County School District who participated in the Mississippi Reading Roadmap (MRR) afterschool program demonstrated significant growth in reading proficiency. Most importantly, improvement in reading proficiency among students was measured on school assessments.

Local Second Grader Meets with Sen. John Doll: Hugoton Hermes, Feb. 14, 2018

Hugoton second grader Jefferson Diaz Diaz participates in the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) early literacy program at Hugoton Elementary School, a program that helps students from Kindergarten through third grade improve their reading proficiency. Senator Doll met Diaz when he visited an evening event at the school called LIFE (Literacy Integrated Family Engagement). Diaz and his family were accompanied by Hugoton KRR Program Coordinator Jacque Teeter.

Reading Roadmap Announcements and Releases

Foundations Partner with Reading Roadmap to Promote New Early Literacy Model for Coahoma Elementary Schools: Aug. 15, 2017

Building upon Governor Phil Bryant’s “Education Works” Initiative, the Coahoma School District will begin a new partnership with the Reading Roadmap to further increase early reading proficiency across the district. The partnership will establish Reading Roadmap afterschool and family engagement programs to serve children grades Kindergarten through 3rd at Friars Point, Jonestown, Lyons and Sherard Elementary schools. The Walton Family Foundation and the Barksdale Reading Institute will provide the financial support for the four new Reading Roadmap programs.

Governor Brownback Applauds Kansas Reading Roadmap in State of the State Address:  Jan. 11, 2017

Last evening in his 2017 State of the State address, Governor Brownback identified Kansas Reading Roadmap as a way to “ensure struggling students get the additional help they need to succeed.” His comments build on the success and recognition the Kansas Reading Roadmap has received from principals, school administrators, teachers and parents.
Sixty-two percent of kids in Kansas–and 78 percent of the state’s low-income students—are not reading at proficient levels by fourth grade, putting them at risk of dropping out of school. The Kansas Reading Roadmap program is committed to ensuring that all students in Pre-kindergarten through third-grade have the foundation and opportunity to gain proficiency in reading so that they graduate on time. 


Kansas Governor Sam Brownback discusses the impact of the Reading Roadmap