Equity & Justice //

Members of Michigan Partnership for Equity and Opportunity Urge Legislators, Budget Director to Invest in Students with Greatest Needs

313Reads co-authored an open letter with other members of the Michigan Partnership for Equity & Opportunity to urge legislators to provide equitable funding for the state’s underserved communities. Read the letter in full below: Dear Director Harkins, Sen. Stamas and Rep. Albert: We are members of the Michigan Partnership for Equity and Opportunity: a coalition ...

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Fundraising //

Giving Tuesday: Help us Raise $313 for 313Reads

Join 313Reads from now until November 29 as we raise money during GivingTuesday‘s annual online celebration of generosity. Why donate to 313Reads? 313Reads believes in the power of literacy. We know that literacy provides access, opportunity, equity and justice for all. Your donation can help us provide access to books, access to tutor training, access to collective learning ...

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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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