The ability to read proficiently by third grade is vital to a child’s future academic and professional success. Literacy is a common thread among the four key skills of a 21st century student: critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.
We learned about the public/private collaboration, Read On Arizona; Arizona’s State Literacy Plan; Move on When Reading (ARS 15-701) and what is needed to build an early literacy system that improves language and literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children from birth through age eight – delivering the right program at the right time to every child.
Arizona Literacy Director
Associate Superintendent, Arizona Department of Education
Chief Program Officer, First Things First