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Childrens Literacy

Why Reading Is the Foundation of Good Health

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Reading is a skill built during childhood that allows us to communicate and learn about the world around us. The troubles that come from illiteracy extend far beyond not being able to read the latest bestsellers.

Good News from i3 Projects

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 11.05.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I was privileged to witness an event in which five more programs funded by the Investing in Innovation (i3) program presented their methods and findings on Capitol Hill. Our government might have used this as an opportunity to remove some of the walls that impede progress in education.

Want To Build Your Child's Literacy Skills? Try Reading To Them More

ed | Susan Frey | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. In “The Pout-Pout Fish” children’s picture book, the author w...

10 Awesome Book Charities That Help Kids All Over The World

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents

A 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress test found that 65 percent of fourth graders read at a "below proficient" level. According to the non...

Dramatic British PSA Will Make You Want To Go Home And Read To Your Child

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents

A new PSA from Save the Children U.K. makes illiteracy look really, really scary. The video -- which is part of the organization's campaign to prom...

What Congress Could Learn from Dr. Seuss

Carol Rasco | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Carol Rasco

When President Obama recently declared the importance of early childhood education and literacy, he pointed to strategies that many advocates, researchers and parents have believed in for years: Investing in children during their younger years will better help them succeed in school and life.

The Wild Soccer Bunch

Landon Donovan | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Landon Donovan

I was five when I played my first soccer game and it changed my life forever. Physical activity was always part of my childhood, as was reading. Fit minds are just as important as fit bodies, which is why I'm endorsing the Wild Soccer Bunch.

He Should Have Been There All Along: Let Us Remember What Democracy Is All About

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.28.2012 | Books
Pam Allyn

Are we really so uncertain and so unsure of how stable our society is that we would become this afraid to share the perspectives of those who have experienced feelings of isolation -- or loneliness in our society or who have a different story to tell?

Hines Ward Tackles Children's Literacy

Posted 08.08.2011 | Impact

Hines Ward doesn't want to let kids down. The Steelers wide receiver and recent "Dancing with the Stars" champion started the Hines Ward Helping Ha...

'Room to Read' Builds Libraries For Children In The Developing World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Children in New Delhi now have access to libraries and other educational opportunities thanks to the work of the international nonprofit Room to Read....