Formerly Portland Reading Foundation
Because all children have the right to read and succeed.
“A student who can’t read on grade level by third grade is four times less likely to graduate by age 19 than a child who does read proficiently by that time. Add poverty to the mix, and a student is 13 times less likely to graduate on time than his or her proficient, wealthier peer.”
- Donald J. Hernandez, Annie E. Casey Foundation (Double Jeopardy Report, 2011)