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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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Dr Dave writes:

Up, Up, and Away! RBBB Program Launches in 4 New Schools

Robots can’t exactly smile, but rest assured I am grinning from antenna to antenna right now. Why? Because I am incredibly excited to announce that Read Better Be Better has just launched in four new elementary schools: Solano, Longview, Encanto, and Clarendon. As you may already know, our goal is worldwide reading domination – which […]

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Dr Dave writes:

Helpful Humans: An Interview With Volunteer Rachel Aja

The Read Better Be Better program wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful volunteers. They believe in our mission so much that they selflessly donate their time and energy to help us achieve it. (BTW, that’s nothing short of worldwide reading domination.) That’s why I recently chatted with RBBB volunteer Rachel Aja — she’s an invaluable […]

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