By Dr. Kelly Moran

July 26, 2022

Literacy Acceleration Playbook

Win. Excel. Beat a personal best. These are the mindsets of athletes. Even those who are not athletes know that in order to meet goals such as winning or surpassing a personal record one must practice, put in hard work, train, learn technique, and take feedback to help refine performance. In addition to the aforementioned […]

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By Glen Miller

July 20, 2022

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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By KRN Admin

June 2, 2022

Kids Read Now in the News!

“The effects of the summer slide can potentially be devastating for at-risk and struggling readers,” said Barb Lurie, who co-founded Kids Read Now with her husband, Leib Lurie, who is the CEO of Kids Read Now. Barb Lurie, who is also a former educator, also sits on the Kids Read Now board. “Most low-income kids […]

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By Leib & Barb Lurie

May 19, 2022

Remembering Laura Bemus

Laura Lou Bemus was not just a terrific educator, but an amazing sharing and giving person. Her kids and ours grew up together, so we saw through more than 3 decades how this unique individual handled herself, her beliefs, her drive and always, always- building on her self-eternalized vision of how to make family life, […]

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By Leib Lurie

May 19, 2022

Addressing the Summer Slide

In 2012, my wife Barb and I were commiserating about the state of reading in the country—specifically what she, a 4th grade teacher, called ‘the dreaded summer slide’. Far too many kids, particularly from families that struggle, head back into class every fall, with less opportunity than their peers. They are not as engaged. They […]

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By El Lee

May 19, 2022

Still SO Much to Do: Fixing the Literacy Issue in America’s Schools

The Current Situation Did you know that more than 65% of kids across the country are not reading at grade level, and the number jumps to 80% for low income students? Kids Read Now’s mission of eliminating learning loss and building home libraries for every PreK-5 student in the country is more important and pressing […]

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By Randy Weddle

May 19, 2022

New Facility to Kick Off 10 Years!

  Kids Read Now’s long term growth trend is over 30% a year and will ship nearly 1 million books this summer alone! To position ourselves for our continued growth we needed more storage and fulfillment operations space. This need became apparent in 2021, and in November we signed a new lease. The move made […]

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By KRN Admin

March 18, 2022

Learn-to-Learn

The team at Learn-to-Learn has over 40 years of experience in coaching, educating, and supporting others to become better learners. Their passion is to freely support fellow humans in discovering and expressing their best qualities to the highest degree. If you believe that learning is at the root of all growth and all varieties of […]

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By KRN Admin

March 11, 2022

And the winner is…

…team Flying Minions!   Check out the video below for a look behind the scenes at the Kids Read Now fulfillment center and the need that sparked creativity for first place winners Jacky Cai and Luke Duncan.   You can read the full story about the engineering challenge and the engineering champions from the University […]

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By KRN Admin

February 28, 2022

Kids Read Now Engineering Challenge!

University of Dayton engineering students are working with Kids Read Now to in a contest to improve our fulfillment center’s efficiency. You can check out the full article HERE or watch the video coverage HERE!

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