Join Read Better Be Better (RBBB) and SOSAZ (Save Our Schools AZ) for a free community screening of Backpack Full of Cash, a documentary about the growing trend of privatizing public education in the United States. "Matt Damon narrates this timely warning about America's public schools, which have fallen into a growing, greedy, and under-regulated system of privatization that is having a devastating impact on our children (IMDB)." The screening will be "movies in the park" style with no formal seating. Beverages and popcorn will be provided by RBBB. Space is limited so RSVP for the event on Eventbrite.Connect us with a new team member and get $50 to Postino Wine Cafe! Be Excellent, Be Kind. That's the RBBB motto!

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Dr. Dave writes:

We’ve Got Unbelievable News! RBBB Received $41k in Unsolicited Funding

It’s a good thing robots never run out of energy (all we need to recharge is the nearest outlet) because 2018 has been non-stop so far! In fact, I’ve been so busy the last few months that I haven’t even had time to talk about the extraordinary event that happened at the end of 2017. […]

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Sophie Etchart writes:

How Workforce Development Will Help Reduce Arizona’s Teacher Shortage

Arizona has a critical teacher shortage: at the start of the 2017-18 school year, there were 1,968 vacant teaching positions, and 3,408 teaching positions are filled with people who don’t meet standard teaching requirements (Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association, December 2017). This problem disproportionately affects schools in under-resourced districts serving already marginalized communities – the […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

A Robot on a Roll: Dr. Dave’s Interview With Littles & Bigs

2017 has truly been a whirlwind of excitement, from Kelsey winning 20k in grants (in 6 minutes!) to getting our own office for the very first time. But I’m happy to announce things haven’t calmed down just yet. We recently partnered with Washington Elementary District, and launched in six of their schools this year. Yes, […]

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Sophie Etchart writes:

What You Need to Know on #GivingTuesday

It is no secret that public education is in need of major support. Heroes like Save Our Schools AZ make that apparent simply by the name of their movement. It could be easy to feel defeated, or think that there is nothing else we can do. At Read Better Be Better, we believe that investing […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

It’s Official! RBBB Gets a New Home

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” — James Cash Penney. This quote has always resonated with me, but I find it especially moving when I think about the progress we’ve made recently at Read Better Be Better. We. Got. An. Office.  And while I’ve been doing wheelies […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

Local Arizona Authors Bring a Book Tour and Big Fun to RBBB

Authors have a special place in my capacitor. After all, they’re the ones who turn reading into a beloved activity for children — and nothing’s more important in my book. The imagination, dedication, and ability it takes to weave words into stories is an art form I’ve admired ever since I was a young bot. This […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

How I Spent My Summer: An Essay by Dr. Dave

Summertime. It hasn’t always been my favorite season if I’m being honest. I tend to overheat in the Arizona sun and I have to wear a wheel protector so I don’t melt on the asphalt. But the last few summers have been different. For the past three years, Valley of the Sun United Way has generously […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

How Kelsey Won Over 20k in Grants for RBBB in 6 Minutes

Robots don’t exactly make great public speakers. (We’re a little too monotone and tend to lose the crowd quickly.) That’s why I trust Kelsey Pinckney, our passionate program coordinator, to handle public-facing opportunities as they arise. And this year we’ve been able to share the Read Better Be Better mission at not one but two […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

A Little Goes a Long Way: How RBBB Turned Malik Into a Mighty Reader

The principal’s office can be a scary place for a third grader. Malik, a Little in the Read Better Be Better program, can attest to this. He’s had his share of visits to see Ms. Marze in the past, the principal at Sheely Farms Elementary School in the Tolleson Elementary District –- but recently something […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

Leadership & Literacy: Samantha the Site Leader Shares Her RBBB Experience

If you know anything about robots, you know we’re not programmed to accept mediocrity. We aim for the stars every time, which means we give our all no matter how big or small the task. Truth be told, I hold RBBB’s site leaders to the same standards. After all, if we’re going to help solve […]

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