About LeAnn Simmons

LeAnn Simmons the executive director of Idaho Voices for Children. Idaho Voices for Children began in November of 2004 to create a unified voice to advocate for state policies that promote the interests and well-being of children. Officially incorporated in 2005, Idaho Voices elevates children as a policy priority and advances a statewide children’s policy agenda.

Teach reading as early as possible

Early years are the most important for establishing a foundation that will sustain long-term learning gains. Three quarters of students who are poor readers in third grade remain poor readers in high school.