Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education have announced the R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) campaign.
Aimed at constructing a culture of reading through collaboration and support for teachers, this new statewide initiative seeks to rise above the bottom third in state comparisons based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading assessment.
“Through placing the highest priority on reading instruction, teacher development and strengthening our partnerships, we will build a strong culture of reading in Arkansas and transform the state to lead the nation in student-focused education,” ADE Commissioner Johnny Key said.
– Alfred Warren, Ghidotti Communications