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You’re invited to join us… for an adventure, a blast! This night of all nights is here again at last! From Oakland to Newark, from Hayward to the sea, We build lifelong learners, it’s true, you and me, Working with families, teachers, and community insights We all come together to help our students reach great heights,… Read more »more... Save the Date! Fourth Annual Gala!
Please save the date, Saturday February 27, 2016, for the 4th Annual Super Stars Literacy Gala. Tickets go on sale later this month! From Oakland to Newark, from Hayward to the sea, We build lifelong learners, it’s true, you and me, Working with families, teachers, and community insights We all come together to help our students reach great heights, A community forms,… Read more »more... Super Stars Featured in OR2020 Post
http://www.oaklandreads.org/blog/posts/these-kids-can-t-wait-to-stay-late-at-school COMMUNITY VOICES BLOG THESE KIDS CAN’T WAIT TO STAY LATE AT SCHOOL OCTOBER 15, 2015 It was 3:30pm and nearly 90 degrees. The summer was over, but the late hour and thick, hot air didn’t damper the eager buzz of a troop of 6- and 7-year olds who couldn’t wait to stay… Read more »more...
The Oakland Zoo will be bringing 4 lives animals to present to students and their families, and will teach about care and compassion for living things! The presentation will be followed by a hands-on parent workshop about creating a literacy rich environment at home, and animal-related student activities. We would love to engage you as… Read more »more... February 11 Oakland Zoo Visits Harder Elementary
The Oakland Zoo is bringing an educational presentation to share with our students and their families to get everyone excited about learning and inspired to discover new things! After the presentation, which includes 4 live animals, students will engage in a follow-up activity while parents enjoy a workshop giving them new tools to help educate… Read more »more... June 12 Student Achievement Celebration at Vincent Academy
In recognition of our students’ hard work and success this school year, we are hosting a graduation celebration for our students and families! We will have educational games that encourage learning to continue over the summer. Each Super Stars Literacy student will receive brand new books to take home and enjoy with their families! If… Read more »more...
The Achievement Gap
Children from poor families enter school having been exposed, on average, to over 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers.
A student who cannot read proficiently by 3rd grade is over 4 times more likely to drop out of school, which limits their own opportunities and continues the cycle of poverty in their communities
There is an almost 90% chance that a child who is a poor reader at the end of grade 1 will be a poor reader in grade 4.