On September 30, 2014, this event convened philanthropic, government, education, and community leaders to discuss strategies for meeting reading proficiency by third grade, closing the achievement gap for young boys of color, and providing all students - regardless of family income or geography - with the opportunity to succeed in life. Attendees heard from state and national experts and practitioners who are making significant strides in the education achievement of young children.
Read our feature story and sidebar articles with videos on this event.
- The State of Michigan Perspective - Mike Flanagan, State Superintendent, Michigan Department of Education and Carlton Jenkins, Superintendent, Saginaw School District
- Date Review: Education in the U.S. and Michigan - Kati Haycock, president/CEO, Education Trust and Jeff Guilfoyle, vice president, Public Sector Consultants
- Key Learnings from Succesful Efforts - Ron Fairchild, director, Campaign for Grade Level Reading and David Mansouri, executive vice president, Tennessee SCORE
- My Brother's Keeper & Boys of Color - La June Montgomery Tabron, president/CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Arnold Chandler, co-founder, Forward Change Consulting
- Breakout Sessions - Deeper Dives into Boys of Color, Tennessee SCORE, Campaign for Grade Level Reading, and Local Perspective
- Coming Together: Actions & Recommendations for Michigan (Panel)
Presentation materials from the event may be downloaded from the links below.
This event was sponsored by the The Kresge Foundation, The Skillman Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Governor's Office of Foundation Liaison and the Council of Michigan Foundations.