R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas encourages students to read at school and at home. Every month the group releases a monthly newsletter to help teachers, parents, and students improve reading proficiency. Here are the goals for R.I.S.E. Arkansas,  "Goal 1: Sharpen the focus and strengthen instruction.  Goal 2: Create community collaboration.  Goal 3: Build a culture of reading!"

This month's January newsletter focuses on the Greek and Latin roots of English language words.  The newsletter says students that understand the root of a word can better understand English. You can read this month's newsletter and learn more about the initiative here