LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Press Release) – Learning to read is a rewarding experience, but when community partners provide additional support, everyone benefits. To support the exchange of best practice and to promote community collaboration, the Arkansas Department of Education today has appointed R.I.S.E. Spotlight campaign. Through this social media campaign, ADE becomes the R.I.S.E. Every month, find out about a partner who actively engages the community in reading.
Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education have R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas in January 2017. The initiative focuses on three main objectives: strengthening the reading assignment, creating collaborative work and building a reading culture. The rising. Spotlight campaign focuses on the second goal.
"Community support and cooperation is essential to the success of any initiative and is never more important than promoting the importance of reading," Hutchinson said. "By the R.I.S.E. Spotlight Campaign, ADE highlights partners who are doing extraordinary things to promote reading in the community. I commend the exchange of best practices to both the department and these partners, and I encourage others to do the same. "
AR Kids Read, a not-for-profit organization that unites struggling readers with volunteer tutors, is the first partner organization run by R.I.S.E. Spotlight campaign. Information about the organization can be found on the ADE website at https://bit.ly/2Tsit8S. ADE will also post information on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram every Tuesday and share it with #RISEArkansas.
Since the start of R.I.S.E. In Arkansas, more than 10,000 kindergartens by twelfth-grade teachers across the country have received intensive training in the science of reading teaching practices, and more than 350 schools have been designated as R.I.S. Schools for their commitment to promoting a reading culture. To learn more about R.I.S.E. Arkansas, visit www.risearkansas.org.