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Life In Literacy Train

Born to the Cause: My Life in Literacy

I was ten years old when I found myself gazing with wonder at the brass chandeliers, marble floors, carved woodwork and dozens of stern portraits gazing down on us in the ornate and imposing hearing room in the U.S. Capitol. It was the 1960s and my...

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Colorful School Library

The Importance of a School Library

Information, once something that trickled into our lives through newspapers, radio, television, and encyclopedias, now pours into our lives at a staggering rate. We have generated as much information in the last two years as we have in the rest of human history. In one...

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NSLA Partnership

Our Partner, The National Summer Learning Association

Kids Read Now, a 501C(3) nonprofit, was founded in 2010 to expand summer learning and eliminate the summer reading slide. Since its creation, this summer reading program has made an impressive impact on the tens of thousands of children that have participated. They have received...

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The Third Grade Reading Guarantee

In 2014, the state of Ohio instituted the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Created in 2012 by local state Senator Peggy Lehner, this program is designed to ensure that students are underperforming in reading receive resources to help. Students in public and public charter schools need...

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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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The School's Cost of Summer Reading

The Other Cost of the Summer Slide

The impact of the summer slide has been the focus of multiple studies over the past several decades. Over the course of their school career, students can lose up four years of education by not studying during vacation. This affects graduation rates, employment rates, and...

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