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Reading Gap

Why a Book Is the Best Gift You Can Give

Aaron Kinnari | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Aaron Kinnari

Having books on the shelves of homes, classrooms, libraries, and community centers alone won't solve all our education challenges, but coupled with literacy programs and family engagement, it is one of the first, basic steps we can take to ensure all children are prepared to succeed academically.

It All Comes Back to the Reading Gap

Patrick Corvington | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Patrick Corvington

President Obama shared a statistic that took my breath away: 86 percent of African American boys can't read proficiently in fourth grade, compared to 58 percent of white peers.

Can Boys Succeed in Later Life If They Can't Read As Well As Girls?

Jack Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

A major shift in the academic achievement of males -- and their prospects for a good life -- is occurring right before our eyes.