Policy & Advocacy //

Why Literacy? Why Now?

Written by Amber Gustafson – Policy & Digital Engagement Consultant, 313Reads It was an historic moment: In 2016, multiple families sued the state of Michigan over their access to a literacy education in the city of Detroit, and in 2020, a court agreed that they were in the right. All children have a right to ...

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Data & Impact //

Literacy Assessment Corps and Common Data

The Literacy Assessment Corps (LAC) is a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about literacy equity in Detroit and serve the coalition by providing capacity and administering the common literacy assessment to children in grades K-3.  Assessing students across summer and out-of-school programs helps build shared data and continuous improvement, ultimately ensuring that all ...

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Wayne State University College of Education awarded grant to evaluate effectiveness of 313Reads literacy initiatives and support networks

An interdisciplinary team of researchers in the Wayne State University College of Education received a $20,000 grant from 313Reads, a coalition dedicated to collective impact with regards to improving student literacy in Detroit. Four faculty members — Ben Pogodzinski, Ph.D., associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies; Poonam Arya, Ph.D., professor of reading, language and literature; Christina DeNicolo, Ph.D., associate professor of bilingual ...

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313Reads Coalition at the YDRC Summer Summit 2021

313Reads Coalition Members, Maria Franklin, Katie Solomon, Heidi Miller, and Dr. Leah van Belle, came together at the 2021 Youth Development Resource Center (YDRC) Summer Summit to discuss the community benefits of incorporating literacy into summer programming. They shared how many coalition members do this through partnerships with support from 313Reads! Thank you to Maria ...

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