In summer 2017, the Arkansas Department of Education offered schools the opportunity to be named R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Schools. The initial response has been overwhelmingly positive, with more than 350 schools making the commitment to promote a culture of reading, build community partnerships and strengthen reading instruction.
A R.I.S.E. School commits to collaborating with at least one community partner, creating a positive culture of reading in the school with various activities or a literacy night, and strengthening core reading instruction by participating in the R.I.S.E. Academy or offering another pathway for teachers. To sign up to be a R.I.S.E. School, fill out the R.I.S.E. School Application.
To help schools that have made this commitment, each one is receiving a R.I.S.E. School kit that includes bookmarks, posters, a banner and much more. To access poster art, social media graphics and more, go to R.I.S.E. School Graphics.
To access a list of R.I.S.E. Schools, please go to R.I.S.E. Schools by District.
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