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RBBB writes:

Sophie’s Success in Advocating for RBBB

We are happy to report that Sophie’s efforts to advocate on ‪#‎RBBB‬’s behalf were successful! Sophie had a long talk with the chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee, Sylvia Allen, who was extremely supportive of our work!

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Donor Spotlight: West Valley Mavericks

We have been approved for $5,000 funding for our west valley programs from the West Valley Mavericks!! Thank you so much to the Mavs for your continued support to help us help children improve literacy skills and become better learners in Avondale Elementary School District!!

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RBBB writes:

Meet Rick McCartney from InMedia!

He is one of Sophie’s SVP mentors for the Fast Pitch program and has been very supportive, even pitching Read Better Be Better to his broad network of professional contacts! Rick truly understands what ‪#‎RBBB‬ is all about and tells us that it makes his hair stand on end every time he talks about it! Thank you […]

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Great News for 3rd Grader!

Melanie, a 3rd grader at Michael Anderson who repeatedly tried to attend the session even though she was not a current participant in the program, had implored to the Site Leader that she “just wanted to read better too”. Great news! Her words per minute have now improved to 61, which takes her one word […]

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RBBB Visit from Rick McCartney

Rick McCartney, SVP Mentor and President of InMedia visited Whittier Elementary School today!!

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Reading Leaders Practice Session

We are always trying to ‪#‎BeBetter‬ here at ‪#‎RBBB‬! Our 8th grade Reading Leaders expressed that they would like to feel more prepared when they start work with their 3rd grader Reading Learners, and so this semester the Reading Leaders began the program with a session just for them. We used this time for some […]

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Want to hear something awesome?

A 3rd grade Reading Learner from Michael Anderson requested a “paper” for her mom, because her mom wanted to join Read Better Be Better! We love organic parent engagement! Thank you for wanting to be ‪#‎BeBetter! For tips on how you, as a parent, can help improve your child’s reading, click here.

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RBBB writes:

First Fast Pitch at ASU SkySong

Sophie Etchart pitched for the first time as a semi-finalist in the Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) Fast Pitch program at ASU SkySong today! (January 20th) All of the semi-finalists attended a presentation workshop last week and had one week to prepare a first draft of a three-minute pitch outlining their organization’s mission, vision and […]

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RBBB writes:

Sue Etchart Recognized in the AESD Art Walk of Hope

RBBB Site Leader Sue Etchart has been recognized in the AESD Art Walk of Hope! The inscription on the photo says: “This is an ACE. She helps us be successful.” (Angelina Espiracueta from Lattie Coor School). An ACE is an adult in a child’s life who holds them to high expectations or provides opportunities for […]

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RBBB writes:

We can ‪#‎BeBetter‬!

Research shows that a student who cannot read at grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate from high school by age 19; yet, 72% of Arizona 4th graders in 2013 were reading below grade level.

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