Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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R.I.S.E. Arkansas

Reading Initiative for Student Excellence

R.I.S.E. Arkansas

R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas encourages a culture of reading by coordinating a statewide reading campaign with community partners, parents, and teachers to establish the importance of reading in homes, schools, and communities. This page features a variety of resources to assist parents with reading at home and to increase the depth of knowledge for teachers.  Goal 1: Sharpen the focus and strengthen instruction.  Goal 2: Create community collaboration.  Goal 3: Build a culture of reading!

A New Chapter for Arkansas Students-2018 ReportA New Chapter for Arkansas Students_2018 Report

The Reading Initiative for Student Excellence (R.I.S.E. Arkansas) is committed to transforming literacy education. Please read "A New Chapter for Arkansas Students-2018 Report" to learn how Arkansas is writing a new chapter focusing on a new way of thinking, a new focus of instruction, a new future for our state, and rising achievement.

R.I.S.E. Arkansas Resources for Schools

The R.I.S.E. Arkansas Communications Kit and the R.I.S.E. School Kit are available to promote a culture of reading in Arkansas. Whether you are a teacher, student, parent or community member, you can get involved. Pease promote reading activities on social media using #RISEArkansas.

R.I.S.E. Arkansas Communications Kit R.I.S.E. School Kit

Book Talk

 

#RISEArkansas Book Talks will help promote a positive reading culture in Arkansas by suggesting interesting texts to students and encouraging them to become lifelong readers and learners. 

 
 
Resources for children - birth to Pre-Kindergarten Five Components of Reading Resources for Parents
Access to Books Well-being of Children: Health, Nutrition and Social Literacy News

 

     

 

For more information, please contact:

Kathy Mascuilli, Literacy Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 204-B
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: 501-683-2922
Email: Kathy.Mascuilli@arkansas.gov
 
Sandy Shepard, Lead Regional R.I.S.E. Specialist
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 204-B
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: 501-682-9961
Email: sandy.shepard@dawsonesc.com

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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