Poetry Improves Children’s Literacy

Three Ways Poetry Improves Children’s Literacy

W.H. Auden said, “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” For children, this love of language translates to an accessible introduction to literacy through poetry and a broader education on its beauty and intricacies. Introduced early and often during...

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The Value of Libraries

The Value Of Libraries

For young readers, even those not yet reading, the value of libraries cannot be overstated. They open doors to a relationship with reading that can translate to well-rounded students and engaged citizens. By giving children space, opportunity and encouragement to lose themselves learning about any...

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Four Ways Women’s Literacy Improves The World

Study after study shows the effect education can have on girls and young women in shaping their futures, raising their quality of life and protecting their children. Providing resources that improve women's literacy ultimately makes the world a better place.   The benefits of an educated...

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Reading Out Loud

Reading Out Loud

Children absorb much more than we give them credit. And they start to absorb it far earlier than we think they do. Studies show that babies are taking in information as early as in the womb, and their development only accelerates from there. As early...

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Title I Funds

Do More With Title I Funds

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965. President Lyndon B. Johnson saw the need to help schools with students that were struggling, but not dictate how that aid was provided. Title I of the Act stated that grants would...

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Find Funding For Raising K-3 Reading Proficiency

Kids Read Now is here to stop the summer reading slide and help struggling readers become proficient readers. Our summer reading program produces remarkable results for school districts seeking to raise K-3 reading scores, and we do it for about 10 percent of the cost...

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How Teachers (and Parents) Can Help Educate Readers

Reading is considered the most important skill people acquire. It’s the foundation for further learning. From Kindergarten through third grade, children learn to read, and from grade four onward, they read to learn. If kids don’t master reading by third grade, they eventually run into some...

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Stop the Summer Reading Slide; Kids Read Now Webinars

A Reading Problem Lack of parental involvement Poor test scores Low graduation rates Those are the answers you get when you ask school superintendents and administrators what keeps them up at night. They’re also directly linked to poor reading performance in children at early grade levels. From...

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Playing to Learn: Essential Education

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” That simple proverb may seem wearied and overused, but at its heart, it holds some truth: People need balance in life, especially balance between their imaginations and their intellect. But work and play don’t need to...

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