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USBE Partners with Kids Read Now to Provide Free Books to K-3 Students in Utah

March 28, 2023   For Immediate Release   Contact:  Christine Elegante, k-3 literacy specialist, 801-538-7782, christine.elegante@schools.utah.gov  USBE Partners with Kids Read Now to Provide Free Books to K-3 Students in Utah  SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) has partnered with Kids Read Now, an innovative nonprofit program that provides free books to young students to …

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Research: Supplemental Reading Program Can Eliminate the Summer Slide

A University of Wisconsin-Madison study has found that the Kids Read Now program decreases or eliminates the reading losses associated with summer break (TROY, Ohio) Sept. 10, 2019 — According to a new study of the program’s efficacy, Kids Read Now (KRN), a leading supplemental reading program designed to combat summer slide, completely negates summer reading losses for low-income students when …

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Poverty, access to books, and summer reading loss

Richard L. Allington is a professor of education at the University of Tennessee and has served as the president of the International Reading Association, president of the National Reading Conference, and as a member of the International Reading Association Board of Directors. He is also a director of Kids Read Now. Anne McGill-Franzen is a …

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Finland has long been one of the top countries in the world regarding reading scores. The last time that the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores, Finland was ranked fourth in the world. The Finnish school system has always enjoyed a place at the top …

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