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Why Fighting the Summer Slide Matters

Ever since schools around the world began holding sessions, giving students a break during the summer has been standard practice. Historically, during this break, students were expected to help around their farms and assist with other duties in their homes. As we transitioned to a...

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Grade Level Reading

Why Grade Level Reading is Critical for Students

There are milestones that every family looks forward to in the development of their children. The first night they sleep all night. Their first steps. The first words they speak. The first day they attend school (and the last day). Starting that awkward trek from...

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Why Being a Reader by Third Grade is Important

“He turned and reached behind him for the chocolate bar, then he turned back again and handed it to Charlie. Charlie grabbed it and quickly tore off the wrapper and took an enormous bite. Then he took another…and another…and oh, the joy of being able...

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Improved literacy improves behavior

Improving Literacy Improves Behavior

The problem starts slowly. Students begin to struggle with their assignments. They work hard to understand the explanation of the concept, but it is just not coming to them as easily as it comes to their neighbor. When they go home to do homework, they...

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Home Libraries Transform Learning

Like developing anything important, building better students requires providing the right environment. This is an easier task when the children are in school. A school is filled with teachers, staff, and materials that serve the purpose of encouraging students to learn. Outside of the classroom,...

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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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Helping Your Community on #GivingTuesday

The period from Thanksgiving to New Years that inspires people to go out and perform kind acts for their community. According to a 2012 Guidestar survey, 50.5% of organizations claimed majority of their donations came during the fourth quarter of the year. As the year...

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Labor Day and Literacy

As we head into the Labor Day holiday, we pause and look at the impact of the American worker. Appearing at the end of the 19th century, laborers have spent the first Monday in September enjoying a well-earned day of rest. Productivity has steadily increased...

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Building Strong, Literate Children

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. " -Frederick Douglass Literacy is a strong component when it comes to predicting the success of students. The earlier we build that foundation, the better off the student will be in the long run....

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