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Reading Roadmap In The News

Grant brings new reading program to three Lawrence elementary schools: WIBW Radio, Dec. 14, 2018

Kansas Department for Children and Families Sec. Gina Meier-Hummel announced Thursday that a new reading program is coming to Lawrence.

DCF Secretary to give Lawrence school district $262K grant for reading program: Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 11, 2018

The Lawrence School District has learned it will receive a grant from the Kansas Department for Children and Families to fund the district’s participation in the KRR Lawrence Superintendent Anthony Lewis said at Monday’s school board meeting.

Program focuses on literacy, building bonds with families: Marysville Advocate, Nov. 1, 2018

Waterville Elementary School was a hub of storytelling and giggles as parents and students convened for a Halloween party Oct. 24.

Grant brings new reading program to Clarksdale, Mississippi schools: Today in Education, Oct. 25, 2018

Asst. Supt. Dr. Toya Harrell-Matthews announced that the Clarksdale Municipal School District was awarded a grant for the 2018-2019 school year for four elementary schools in the district to incorporate the Mississippi Reading Roadmap (MRR). 

Kansas Dept. for Children and Families, KRR celebrate Lights On Afterschool with Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer

Grant brings new reading program to elementary schools: Cowley Courier-Traveler, Sept. 25, 2018

Superintendent Nathan Reed announced that three Winfield elementary schools have been awarded a grant to take part in a reading initiative that’s already under way in about 60 schools across the state.

Concordia KRR program presented Benchmark award: Concordia Blade-Empire, Aug. 6, 2018

Staff from the Concordia Elementary School's Kansas Reading Roadmap program was presented the Benchmark Achievement Award in honor of the recent K-3 reading assessments.

The Power of Literacy: Garden City Telegram, July 19, 2018

USD 457 Superintendent Steve Karlin has said the district had seen academic, social and emotional growth at the five KRR schools in the district, and that the programs helped slow the typical “summer slide” in curriculum retention.

Reading Roadmap Announcements and Releases

Kansas State Board of Education Members and Candidates Polled on Early Literacy Issues: Oct. 12, 2018

The Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR), serving as the statewide partner of the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading, announced today the responses of policy makers to a questionnaire on education issues.

The Early Literacy Roundtable, a collection of organizations committed to helping children in Kansas achieve grade-level reading and which includes KRR, released on Wednesday the results of a questionnaire in which candidates for the State Board of Education responded to questions about early education. 

KRR honored with Storytime Village’s Literacy Legacy Award: Sept. 8, 2018

The Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) was celebrated by partners in early literacy for its work helping K-3 students across Kansas achieve grade-level reading skills.

Four elementary schools honored for K-3 reading results: Aug. 3, 2018

Four Kansas elementary schools were celebrated at a ceremony attended by Gov. Jeff Colyer last week for reaching a significant benchmark in reading despite high poverty.

Staff from the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) programs at elementary schools in Chetopa, Concordia Neosho Rapids and West Bourbon were honored for achieving 80 percent of K-3 students reading at or above grade level, a goal for KRR programs set forth by the Technical Assistance Systems Network (TASN).


Kansas Governor Sam Brownback discusses the impact of the Reading Roadmap