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 May newsletter focuses on National Mental Health Awareness Month and our RISE newsletter investigates the connection between mental well-being and reading. Reading is such an integral part of school success that continued failures in reading can have a profound impact on a student's mental health. You can read this month's newsletter and learn more about the initiative here.