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Takes a Village

Takes  a Village

Many of you know the huge benefits that reading can have for a child.  A mere 20 minutes of reading a day can have substantial positive effects.  The difference over a school year between a child reading 20 minutes a day verses 5 is a massive 1,771,800 words that the child is exposed to.  Despite the many things in education that are hotly debated, reading daily is always a positive investment.  The trouble, as many parents and...

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Changes to AR

Changes to AR

The act of reading is one of the few things in education that is not debated for its importance in the learning of our children.  There are many studies out there citing the importance of reading to your children and how 20-30 minutes of reading a day can result in astounding gains in vocabulary.  It’s often cited as a way to try and close the “word gap” between different demographics.  Some elementary schools have gone so far as...

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