APF was proud to be recognized for our work on the Read by 9 policy over the last nine years. This reform is designed to ensure that our public school students learn to read by the age of nine, allowing children to flourish in school and the world at large. This initiative will help all students, but particularly those who need the most assistance with reading. Strong literacy skills lead to confident children and capable adults who contribute to our great state. Alaska public schools must be held accountable for the education they provide.
APF was surprised to be selected as a finalist, alongside multiple powerhouse think tanks from around the country.
Voting for the final award recipient takes place from among attendees at the State Policy Network’s annual meeting, with the announcements to be made September 21.