Posts by Raising A Reader MA

3rd Grade Reading Results in Massachusetts

Children’s third grade reading proficiency is a key predictor of their future academic success. In 2012, The Annie E. Casesy Foundation reported that 16% of children who are not reading proficiently by the end of their third grade do not graduate high school on time. This rate is four times higher than that of their…

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Free Fun Friday on the Charles River

On July 13th, RAR-MA sponsored the reading station at Free Fun Friday on the Charles River. The event, hosted by the Charles River Watershed Association, featured a variety of fun and educational activities, including boating, fishing, nature walks, and, of course, story times! Children and parents alike gathered throughout the course of the day at…

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Raise a Glass to Raising Readers Summer Kickoff Fundraiser

On June 14th, our Emerging Leaders Board hosted their annual summer fundraiser, Raise a Glass to Raising Readers. Young professionals came together to learn more about the RAR-MA mission and to raise funds to help carry out our programs. Thanks to their support we raised $2,000! Special thanks to Sarah Curry and Josh Schaer for…

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Sustaining Partner Network Meeting

On May 23rd, Raising A Reader MA sponsored the 2018 Sustaining Partner Network Meeting, which focused on establishing networks among participating Sustaining Partners, fostering the exchange of best practices and celebrating the completion of another successful academic year. The event was exclusive to Sustaining Partners, four panelists, RAR MA staff and one Parent Ambassador. During…

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RAR-MA Presents Dr. Seuss Story Walk at Lynn Literacy Night

On Wednesday, April 4th, Coordinated Family & Community Engagement hosted an early literacy night at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute. The event was held to show members of the community the support and resources that are accessible to them so they can better prepare their children for school. Raising A Reader MA’s parent liaison for Greater…

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