The Virginia Snapshot


Of children are NOT READY for kindergarten in literacy, math, social skills and self-regulation.


 1 in 4 children fall below the literacy benchmark.

Every child deserves the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. The reading and math gaps are widening.

 Third grade is a critical benchmark. Children through third grade are learning to read, then they are reading to learn.

The first eight years matter and build a foundation for learning.

More Black, Hispanic, economically-disadvantaged + English learners are at a higher risk of not being ready for Kindergarten.

The continuity of quality must build from year to year, academically and socially, for ALL children.

Third graders not reading on grade level are 4 times more likely to DROP OUT OF SCHOOL.

Turn the page on Virginia’s education crisis.

Flip through our new brochure to learn about Virginia’s growing education crisis and see how you can make a difference.

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