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Committee Updates - Summer 2019

In the midst of amazing Springfield Reads to Build a Better World Program … where kids in Springfield who are enrolled in a summer program will https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/committee-updates-summer-2019/

We Work Together: Partnership Spotlight

By Chrissy Howard, Manager of Reading Success by 4th Grade, Jennifer Teehan Sanford, Project Manager of Home City Families and Jenny Powers, Family Engagement Coordinator at the Springfield Museums
the Springfield Coordinated Family and Community Engagement … support and programming for families in Springfield. We provide free parent … Family Engagement Coordinator at The Springfield Museums  Located in the heart of downtown https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/we-work-together-partnership-spotlight/

Featured on MassLive: Chrissy Howard says literacy effort is about changing lives

Chrissy Howard is on a mission. Together with scores of partners in the Springfield community, she hopes to one day see increasing numbers of the city’s schoolchildren graduate from high school, prepared to do whatever they want, whether it be college or …
children participating in the Springfield Reads top Build a Better World project have … minutes. The announcement was made at Springfield Central High School with many of the young https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/news-chrissy-howard-says-literacy-effort-about-changing-lives/

Partner Spotlight: Gray House

By Chrissy Howard, Manager of Reading Success by 4th Grade and Teresa Liberti, Executive Director of Gray House
the books were donated by Springfield College and each child will be able to go … House helps its neighbors across the Greater Springfield community to meet their immediate needs and https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/partner-spotlight-gray-house/

Springfield City Library New Home to Reading Success by 4th Grade Initiative

The Springfield City Library has assumed management of the Reading Success by 4th Grade initiative, launched by the Davis Foundation in 2009 and most recently managed by Sally Fuller until her retirement in 2018.
The Springfield City Library is the new … by the Foundation as a way to galvanize the Springfield community around improving reading … among Springfield’s children. https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/springfield-city-library-new-home-reading-success-4th-grade-initiative/

Clarence Smith

Final Touch Barber Shop is a local business committed to helping make every child a reader!
owner of the Springfield barber https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/413reads/clarencesmith/

Springfield's Collaborative Work to Strengthen Quality of Early Child Education Spotlighted in Recent Report

Springfield’s collaborative work to strengthen the quality of early childhood education was spotlighted recently in their Condition of Education in the Commonwealth (Winter 2018) report, Resetting the Pace of Education Reform: Lessons of Continuous Improv…
Springfield’s collaborative work to strengthen the https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/springfields-collaborative-work-strengthen-quality-early-child-education-spotlighted-recent-report/

Text 413 Families brings innovative educational experiences to parents' fingertips

A community literacy campaign developed and managed by WGBY in Springfield, Mass., and multiple partners regularly interacts with parents of young children with text messages encouraging them to help their children learn to read.
https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/text-413-families-brings-innovative-educational-experiences-parents-fingertips/

Springfield Children Read 778,000 Minutes Over the Summer

Springfield Reads to Build a Better World, a citywide summer reading project developed last year to help spread the message of the importance of children reading for 20 minutes every day, has announced that Springfield children have read more than 778,250…
Springfield Reads to Build a Better … has announced that Springfield children have read more than … Springfield Public Schools locations participated in https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/springfield-children-read-778000-minutes-over-summer/

Summer Program Guide 2018

This Summer Programs Guide provides a listing of 2018 camp programs available throughout the city to your children ... and to you! Through fun and engaging activities and programs, your children will be learning while they're having fun. Keeping our child…
will be available starting May 8 at the Springfield Public Schools Parent and Community … and branches of the Springfield City Library. Sally Fuller  Reading https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/summer-program-guide/

Fighting for Teacher Home Visits

In case you hadn’t seen this powerful video about a dad advocating for parent/teacher home visits — from Springfield, MA
https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/fighting-teacher-home-visits/

Talk/Read/Succeed! thanks Senator Jim Welch

The Talk/Read/Succeed! family recently gave thanks to state Sen. James Welch for his long-standing support of the early literacy program that unites housing, school and the community.
school and the community. The event at Springfield Housing Authority’s main offices at 60 … along with Springfield City Council President Orlando Ramos. SHA https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/talkreadsucceed-thanks-senator-jim-welch/

Paul Tuthill at WAMC radio allowed a lengthy interview – I did talk a lot – but it helps people to understand much of what we’re doing in RS4G.

Reading Success by 4th Grade recently celebrated the community’s involvement in Springfield’s grade level reading proficiency initiative. WAMC radio interviewed Project Director Sally Fuller to hear what the celebration and the initiative is all about.
involvement in Springfield’s grade level reading proficiency https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/paul-tuthill-wamc-radio/

Springfield Kids Read Half a Million Minutes In Summer Reading Project

Springfield children read over half a million minutes this summer (541,520 minutes) in 12 summer learning programs throughout the city, including Springfield Public Schools Early Start programs.
has announced that Springfield children read over half a million minutes … including Springfield Public Schools Early Start programs. … the Springfield Public Schools Early Start program for https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/springfield-kids-read-half-million-minutes-summer-reading-project/

Springfield Cooperative Preschool is Now Enrolling!

There is a wonderful opportunity for 4-year-old Springfield children who have not had a formal early childhood education experience to enroll in a free, full-day, full-year, high-quality preschool. Children can enroll in classrooms with Head Start, Square…
Springfield children who have not had a formal early … kindergarten entry and academic success. Springfield Cooperative Preschool Flyer … Springfield Cooperative Preschool Flyer https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/springfield-cooperative-preschool-enrolling-2017/

Citywide Summer Reading Project Announces 222K Minutes Read By Springfield Children

Springfield Reads to Build a Better World, a citywide summer reading project developed to help spread the message of the importance of children reading for 20 minutes every day, has announced that so far this summer, 11,000 Springfield children participat…
Springfield Reads to Build a Better … Springfield children participating in nine summer … including Springfield Public Schools Early Start … Springfield Kids Read Half a Million Minutes In Summer https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/citywide-summer-reading-project-announces-222k-minutes-read-springfield-children/

Business Champions for Children Event Held at the Hall of Fame

David Lawrence, Jr., founder of the Florida Children’s Movement, inspired a gathering of business and community leaders early this week at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.
According to a story in Springfield’s Republican … this week at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. The goal of the Business Champions for https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/business-champions-children-event-held-hall-fame/

John Davis Named Community Champion Award Winner At Denver Grade-Level Reading Conference

John Davis, Senior Trustee for the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Ventry Industries, LLC, has been named the Community Champion Award winner by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading at the Campaign for Gr…
Springfield efforts to increase reading proficiency in Springfield through the Reading Success by 4th Grade … and advocates of reading proficiency for Springfield’s children. Shortly after a community https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/john-davis-named-community-champion-award-winner-denver-grade-level-reading-conference/

Springfield Receives All-America City Award for Efforts to Improve Early Literacy

Springfield has been named a 2017 All-America City for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success. Springfield was one of just 15 communities nationwide to rec…
Springfield Springfield has been named a 2017 … proficiency and early school success. Springfield was one of just 15 communities nationwide to … City Awards. Springfield is cited for reporting measurable progress https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/springfield-receives-all-america-city-award-efforts-improve-early-literacy/

Springfield, Massachusetts Honored as a 2016 National Pacesetter for Early Literacy Work

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Recognizes Springfield as Exemplary
the path to becoming proficient readers. Springfield has been recognized as a Community … Springfield also saw an … are very proud of Springfield and the numerous organizations and https://www.readby4thgrade.com/blog/news/springfield-massachusetts-honored-2016-national-pacesetter-early-literacy-work/

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