ULC Reports on ConnectED Challenge at Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Convening
ULC provided a briefing on the ConnectED Library Challenge at the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's Funder-to-Funder Huddle last week in Washington, DC. The event, which involved local and national foundations and philanthropic organizations, included a series of workshops and panel presentations primarily focused on supporting parents in ensuring their children's grade-level reading proficiency.
ULC's ConnectED briefing was part of a panel on Leveraging Public Platforms that also included reports on the Healthy Schools Campaign and Bringing School Home program. ULC discussed ways in which the ConnectED Library Challenge has facilitated critical partnerships between public platform leaders, such as library CEO's, mayors/county executives and school superintendents, to ensure that all school children have access to the public library's diverse learning resources.