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Reading Roadmap In The News

This Delta Literacy Program Could Be a Model for Lifting Reading Skills: Mississippi Today, Jun. 14, 2018

According to an independent, longitudinal evaluation of 30 sites, children attending Reading Roadmap afterschool programs experienced 57 percent greater growth than their peers — as measured by school assessments, Hays Post, a Kansas-based digital news source, reported.

State Awards Garden City Elementary Students in Reading Program: KWCH, Jun. 5, 2018

Children at Garden City's Gertrude Walker Elementary School are recognized with a statewide award for excelling with books.The school is one of the recipients of the 2017 Challenge Award for closing the achievement gap in fourth-grade-level reading.

Gertrude Walker Celebrates Award with Reading Roadmap Officials: The Garden City Telegram, May 22, 2018

Garden City Public Schools teachers and administrators, many of them wearing matching shirts from the various end of year fun days, joined Reading Roadmap officials in Gertrude Walker Elementary School’s library to celebrate the school’s recent statewide honor.

Reading Roadmap Announcements and Releases

Educators, KRR Thank DCF Staff for Investment in Children

Staff from four public schools and representatives of the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) visited Kansas Department for Children and Families’ (DCF) service centers to express their appreciation for DCF’s efforts to reduce poverty and support innovation in the state.

Administrators from Concordia, Manhattan, Great Bend and Garden City, as well the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan, visited the DCF service centers in their respective cities to express their appreciation for DCF’s efforts to reduce poverty and support innovation in the state. They thanked DCF for investing more than $6 million in KRR literacy programs in more than 60 elementary schools and Boys & Girls Clubs across Kansas.

KRR Partner Schools Receive Statewide Honors

Five schools who partner with the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) were recently recognized by the Confidence in Education Task Force for their success despite obstacles considered significant by the task force.

The Challenge Award was presented to the following KRR partners for “making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population” particularly in third and fourth grade reading:

Central Heights Elementary School, Central Heights, USD 288
Garfield School, Parsons USD 503
Gertrude Walker Elementary School, Garden City USD 457
Meadowview Elementary School, Labette County USD 506
West Bourbon Elementary School, Uniontown USD 235

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.


Kansas Governor Sam Brownback discusses the impact of the Reading Roadmap