Reading and literacy are the key to all learning. If kids canít read, they canít learn. Unfortunately, two thirds of Idahoís 4th grade students have only basic or below basic reading proficiency. Only a third of our students are proficient or advanced readers.

If a student is not a proficient reader by 4th grade they have a higher probability of dropping out of school, certainly not going on to post-secondary and even ending up in the criminal justice system.

We need to correct this problem and get all Idaho students reading proficiently by 4th grade. That way they can read to learn for the rest of their educational journey.

The purpose of the 2nd Reading and Literacy Summit is to focus like a laser on ways we can help Idahoís students learn how to read.


Please join us for this important discussion which will lead to specific steps we can take to get all kids ready to read by 4th grade.


Registration Deadline

November 15th



$20 includes your attendance, breakfast, and lunch.  Please note, no refunds are given for cancellations.



Boise State University Student Union Building


Date / Time

Friday, November 20th.  The Summit starts at 7:00 am and concludes at 4:30pm


Book Drive

Please consider bringing a new or gently used book with you to the Summit for our book drive, sponsored by Book It Forward!  Click here for a guide on age-appropriate books.



Free parking will be provided in the Lincoln Garage near the Student Union Building. Please click here for parking instructions.


For questions, please contact Pamela Burns at Idaho Business for Education
(208) 287-0178 or