Reading Success by 4th Grade has established the importance of this academic milestone and continues to make progress towards the ambitious goal of all children reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade, and there is much more work to be done.
The Springfield City Library was identified as the new community-based home for the Reading Success by 4th Grade initiative in March 2019, after previously being managed by The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation since the initiative's launch in 2009.
Leadership Advisory Committee
The leadership and accountability for this work cannot sit solely at the Library. The community as a whole must embrace and own this goal and commit to holding all of us accountable for its success.
The Leadership Advisory Committee, which was created in 2014, engages a diverse group of leaders in the community who work to increase the number and strength of powerful voices for children in Springfield.