March 19, 2015
Rally for Reading Day in Oklahoma
Ask any volunteer and they’ll tell you how the Reading Partners program is helping students who have fallen behind catch up to their classmates who are reading at grade level. In fact, last school year, 95 percent of Reading Partners Tulsa students more than tripled their rate of learning.
Tulsa students are lucky to have their reading partners. Imagine if programs like ours were available to more schools throughout Oklahoma. It’s going to take evidence-based literacy programs like Reading Partners to help accomplish Governor Fallin’s goal to increase Oklahoma’s fourth grade reading proficiency by 10 percentage points over the next three years.
At the Oklahoma State Capitol, legislators are searching for solutions to improve the reading skills of Oklahoma students in kindergarten through fourth grade. They need to hear from you.
Let’s Rally for Reading
Together, we can tell our legislators why they should consider more opportunities for effective literacy interventions like Reading Partners. This message is so important for our representatives to hear that we are taking a bus full of volunteers from Tulsa to Oklahoma City on April 13 to tell them in person. We want you to join us for Rally for Reading Day.
We hope you can be part of this important and meaningful full-day event. Volunteers will meet individually with key legislators to have lunch and attend legislative sessions. The bus will leave Tulsa at 8am and returning from Oklahoma City by 5pm.
Click here to reserve a spot on the bus.
Let your voice be heard. You can tell lawmakers to support more opportunities for effective interventions for struggling readers in kindergarten through fourth grade, by clicking here to sign our online letter of support.