Ralph Smith

Managing Director, The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

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Washington D.C., US


Ralph Smith is the managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, an effort to increase rates of third grade reading proficiency for children from low-income families that includes a network of more than 360 communities — with 4,000 organizations and more than 520 state and local funders comprising "big tent" sponsoring coalitions. Smith taught as a member of the Law Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania for two decades, during which time he also served as Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer for the School District of Philadelphia, and as a senior advisor to Philadelphia’s mayor on children and family policy.

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