All community groups have a role in pushing back against the literacy crisis and
providing students with the support they need to develop into strong readers. Learn more about how you can rewrite the early literacy story for your community below.
All School Districts
School districts are the primary vehicle to drive change for early learners and improve early literacy outcomes across a community. School district officials, take the self-assessment below to reflect on where your district is on the journey to establish the conditions for early learning success. This tool will help you identify where you may need to focus in order to start or accelerate an early learning transformation. Then, review the rest of the resources below.
Texas School Districts: HB3 Resources
Philanthropic foundations, the business community, and individual donors have played a key role in Dallas ISD’s sustained progress to date. Private funding can catalyze action on early learning, add accountability, and guide public dollars toward initiatives most likely to improve outcomes for students. Funders, review the resources below to learn more about the crucial role you can play to improve early literacy outcomes for your community.Resource
Policymakers play a key role in ensuring early learning efforts have the sustained funding, accountability, and emphasis they need to rewrite the early literacy story for a community. Review the resources below to learn more about the key role policy played in Dallas ISD’s journey and how those policies can be replicated.Resource
Collective Impact Organizations
Collective impact organizations can amplify the impact of efforts to improve early literacy, rally support for early learning, and more. Review the resources below to see how you can connect the dots with other organizations to rewrite early literacy outcomes in your community.Resource
If you are interested in learning more about how Dallas established the conditions for early learning success, have input to share from your experience to help contribute to Dallas’ ongoing learning, or want to reach out with other reactions, you can contact some of the key players here: