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August 23 Back to School!

We’re so excited to welcome our students back to school! In partnership, 2017-2018 will be a bright year for all of our students!

more... July 1 Support Super Stars Literacy and Have Coffee! : )

One of downtown Oakland’s tastiest cafes- High XII – has adopted Super Stars Literacy for the month of July! While enjoying a tasty meal or a cup of coffee from morning to lunch, your supports will help our students start next year right! Thank you to Darin Jensen for making the connection! Check out High XII at… Read more »

more... May 23 Dynamic Education Panel: “Closing the Gap”

  Super Stars Literacy was proud to host its first ever education forum:”Closing the Gap: Challenges and Possibilities in Public Education.” With support from our host Guidestar, we dialogued and debated with a range of committed education advocates including: Rhonnel Sotelo, Executive Director, Rogers Family Foundation Taison Kwamilele, Director of Communication and Education Liaison, Congresswoman Barbara… Read more »

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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.