Ralph Smith Inspires In Sarasota

The Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and Senior Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation on Friday shared his vision for a nation where all children can read and flourish.

  1. Ralph Smith on children who don't master reading: "They leave in high school. They drop out in fourth grade." #glreading @readingby3rd
  2. Comunity change is a relay, not a sprint. The strength comes from the handoff (linkages) #GLReading
  3. Aspiration - every child in a positive activity every week. Supports summer learning loss #GLReading @ThePattersonFdn
  4. Parents who understand the struggle of not being a reader are often the strongest allies. #GLReading
  5. .@DebraMJacobs There isn't a person in this room who doesn't care about the future. Every one of us can do something now. #glreading
  6. @readingby3rd @ThePattersonFdn #GLReading Neither lottery, zip codes, nor luck should determine our children's future.
  7. Inspiration is step 1. De siloing to close the gap is step 2. #GLReading @ThePattersonFnd