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Reading Roadmap In The News

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.

KRR Fights Poverty With Books: Great Bend Tribune, July 18, 2018 

Representatives from Great Bend USD 428 and Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) visited DCF’s Great Bend Service Center to thank DCF for investing over $500,000 into the Great Bend elementary schools through the Kansas Reading Roadmap Program.

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.

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KRR honored with Storytime Village’s Literacy Legacy Award

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

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).

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