Representatives from each of Excel by Eight’s six communities came together in Pine Bluff for two days of relationship building, learning, and idea sharing at the Fall 2023 Learning Community. We appreciate our state partners and community steering committee members for your participation, and we’d like to extend a special thank you to the Jefferson County steering committee and the team at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative for being such gracious hosts!

Related: “Reading skills begin in the womb” | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Excel by Eight’s six communities will come together again in the spring of 2024. To learn more about E8’s work in building local models for change across the state, visit

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