Broward Reads: The Campaign For Grade-Level Reading

May 28, 2020
Education
Group picture of children holding up the book "Thank You, Omu" for Broward: Read for the Record 2019

In 2014, Broward County joined the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) to increase the number of children reading at grade level by the time they complete grade 3. The Children’s Services Council of Broward County convened community partners with leadership and support from the Broward County Commission, Broward County Public Schools, Broward County Library System, Early Learning Coalition, United Way, Family Central, Jim Moran Foundation, A.D. Henderson Foundation, Community Foundation of Broward and others to form the Broward Reads Coalition – Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (Broward Reads), now a formal component of the Broward County Children’s Strategic Plan. 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

LITERACY EVENTS


 

Announcing the Read for the Record 2020 Book!


 

Broward County receives Read for the Record District of the Year Award!

Information on how you and your city can participate:

Looking to get involved with the Broward Reads campaign? See below for some helpful links and information on how you can help fulfill this strategic goal for Broward County. 

For more information about Broward Reads, please contact:

Sandra Bernard-Bastien

sbernard@cscbroward.org / (954) 377-1666

Liza Khan

lkhan@cscbroward.org / (954) 377-1146


Broward Reads in the News

Broward County receives 2019 Read for the Record District of the Year Award!

Broward Reads Named as Pacesetter

See coverage on CBS 4 Miami

Learn about the Broward Reads for the Record partnership with Jumpstart

Watch the 2018 Broward Reads for the Record advertisement by M Network

Watch the 2017 Telly Award-winning advertisement by M Network

Watch the Florida Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Early Development PSAs


Book Reading Guides


Early Literacy Building Tools

Click on the graphic below for more information about early literacy and building skills in young readers.

Home Reading Helper logo    Read On Arizona logo    KidVision Pre-K Logo

                         Broward County School Logo   Broward Schools Elementary Learning Department Logo                                                   


Broward Reads In Your City

City of Coral Springs -
Proclamation Presented 11/2/2016
City of Parkland -
Proclamation Presented 11/17/2016
City of Lauderhill -
Proclamation Presented 1/9/2017
     
City of Coconut Creek -
Proclamation Presented 1/12/2017
City of Hollywood -
Proclamation Presented 1/18/2017
City of Wilton Manors -
Proclamation Presented 1/24/2017
     
City of Tamarac -
Proclamation Presented 1/25/2017
City of Miramar -
Proclamation Presented 1/25/2017
City of Hallandale Beach -
Proclamation Presented 2/1/2017
     
City of Pembroke Pines -
Proclamation Presented 3/1/2017

City of Weston -
Proclamation Presented   3/6/2017

City of Sunrise -
Proclamation Presented 3/14/2017
     
City of Fort Lauderdale -
Proclamation Presented 3/21/2017
City of Cooper City -
Proclamation Presented 3/28/2017
City of North Lauderdale -
Proclamation Presented 4/11/2017
     
City of Deerfield Beach - 
Proclamation Presented 4/19/2017
City of Pompano Beach - 
Proclamation Presented   5/9/2017
City of Oakland Park -
Proclamation Presented 9/19/2017
     
City of Dania Beach - 
Proclamation Presented 2/3/2018
   
Broward County Map with Reads For The Record sites

 

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