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Take Action

No matter who you are, you can help Rhode Island meet this goal!  Please see our 2019 Advocacy Agenda.

For Everyone

Business leaders, community-based organizations, and everyday citizens can make a difference.  Join the conversation online with #rireads.

For Parents and Families

As a child’s first teacher, parents play the biggest role in helping their children learn to read.  There are so many things that parents can do from birth through third grade to help children meet this milestone.  Here are some ideas.


For Policymakers

State and local governments can set policies and provide resources that will help more children build strong reading skills.  Here are a few ways you can help if you are an elected official or other policymaker.

For Schools and Teachers

Schools and teachers play a critical role in helping Rhode Island children learn and grow.  While there are many resources designed to improve reading instruction, here are a few strategies that schools and teachers can use to make sure the state reaches its reading goal.


Health care providers can play a critical role in supporting the state’s goal of increasing the percentage of children who are reading on grade level by the end of third grade. There are 18 recommended well-child visits between birth and age 8 to promote good health and development and provide guidance to parents.


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