Author name: Glen Miller

If Evidence Doesn’t Matter, Don’t Read This.

Need to improve proficiency scores? Move forward by not going backward. Losing reading skill is perennial, impacts all students (especially economically disadvantaged kids,) and IS AVOIDABLE. Two research studies (University of Wisconsin and Arizona State University) indicate the Kids Read Now program has shown to eliminate summer reading slide. The evidence is clear.  There are …

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If You Build It, They Will Read

It’s not enough to say that home libraries are important. We need to take it a step further and ask why home libraries are important and how we can help build your student\’s home library. Why a home library? Let’s start with this: “Children growing up in homes with many books get 3 years more …

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Book Deserts – Blame or Rain

Many kids survive in a \”book desert\” without access to books. Let’s rain books onto every child to create a book oasis instead. “Something that provides refuge, relief, or pleasant contrast.” Oh, wait… that’s an oasis. During this current crisis, many of us have spent time creating our own oasis with multiple trips to Home …

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