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Eric Cantor Concerned Immigration Reform Push Might Force Lawmakers To Do Things Like 'Read Words' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) tells Yahoo! News' Chris Moody he's concerned that the Senate's passage of a comprehensive immigration refor...

The Ultimate Summer Reading List For Kids

Posted 06.21.2013 | Parents

Summer has officially started -- and while there are a variety of ways to keep kids occupied after the classroom doors clang shut, it's crucial to str...

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.

Presidential Candidates Should Debate Education

Carol Rasco | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Carol Rasco

Study after study underscores the importance of adequately preparing students for success even before they enter a classroom, starting with reading at an early age. But there's been so little focus on this issue that most voters have no clue where the candidates stand.

Black History Month: 11 Children's Books That Celebrate It...In February And Beyond

Posted 02.23.2012 | Black Voices

While 2012's leap year status makes for a longer than usual Black History month, 29 days still isn't enough time to explore the wide range of black st...

When Did Providing Books to Poor Children Become a Waste of Federal Resources?

Ron Fairchild | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education
Ron Fairchild

Is Chairman Hunter really saying that RIF, a 44-year-old program that puts 15 million books into the hands of over 4 million of vulnerable children each year is a waste of taxpayer dollars?

Congress Decides Literacy is a Bridge to Nowhere

Joseph Kahne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joseph Kahne

How can we say with integrity that we want all students to have the core skills they need to succeed at the same time that we wipe out programs that provide powerful support for millions of children?

Obama Eliminates Funding For Reading Is Fundamental Program

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Earlier this week Congress approved (and President Barack Obama signed) a bill that will cut funding for the literary organization, Reading Is Fundame...

Not All Earmarks Are Evil

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

Will the current political posturing over earmarks upend America's efforts to improve our kids literacy and, in the process, make for a stronger and better educated nation?

Reading IS Fundamental

Christal Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christal Watts

RIF has been instrumental in bringing books into many communities because they understand that book ownership and lending programs are critical in battling illiteracy.

Reading Is Fundamental!

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Since 1966, RIF has distributed 365 million free books to kids who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to read. Putting its funding at risk doesn't speak well of our country's priorities.