“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 and CEO, Leib Lurie. Barb, a former educator, sits on the Kids Read Now Board. “Most low-income kids are a year behind in reading by the time they enter fourth grade. Studies have shown that the summer slide was the culprit for two-thirds of the reading gap between income levels.”
Check out the entire article highlighting Kids Read Now’s 10-year celebration and impact by Sam Wildow in Miami Valley Today!