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:

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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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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Dr. Dave writes:

RBBB Prepares for Worldwide Reading Domination in 2017

As we kick off the spring 2017 semester, I have a real sense of anticipation. And who could blame me?! If you saw the video with the 2016 highlights, I’m certain you’d feel the same. (I may be impartial but just watch that video and see if your wires don’t start crackling with electric excitement, […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Hats Off to RBBB Graduates!

It has been an especially exciting week. I had the pleasure of watching my Littles graduate from the Read Better Be Better program and to say I was one proud robot is barely scratching the surface. Graduating from our program is a serious achievement. It means that these tiny humans have dedicated their time, energy, […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

Books & Bigs: Dr. Dave’s Motivational Mission

When I designed the RBBB curriculum, I knew I wanted it to be special. Scratch that. I knew I wanted it to be extraordinary. Which is why I tossed around a few ideas at first on who would teach our curriculum to the Littles before my light-bulb moment struck. I could be the one to […]

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RBBB writes:

Take Five Minutes to See if Your Company will Match Your Donation to Our Nonprofit

Did you know that companies such as Microsoft, Verizon, General Electric, and many others match donations (view more examples at https://doublethedonation.com/matching-grant-resources/list-matching-gifts-companies/) from employees to our nonprofit? It’s true. Many companies offer matching gift programs in which they match donations from their employees to nonprofits of the employees’ choosing. That means your donation can go twice as far! […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

Three Cheers for Our Wells Fargo Volunteers!

What an incredibly capacitor-warming experience it is to see humans take time away from their jobs to volunteer at RBBB. And our most recent volunteers, a group of managers from Wells Fargo, left the office for the day to learn more about the literacy crisis in Arizona, the work we do at RBBB, and to […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

A Robot, RBBB, and the Governor All Walk Into a School…

When Principal Lori Goslar asked if Read Better Be Better would like to have a visit from Governor Ducey, I immediately said — AFFIRMATIVE. There’s nothing a robot likes more than a like-minded human, and Governor Ducey’s push to showcase successful educational interventions in Arizona right now is exciting. In fact, at the Read On […]

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Dr. Dave writes:

Arizona Community Shows Overwhelming Support for RBBB at Cibo Event

In just two short years, Read Better Be Better has accumulated a passionate community of supporters who believe strongly in the need to solve Arizona’s literacy crisis. This was overwhelmingly (and happily!) evident at RBBB’s latest event, a fundraising dinner sponsored by the Helios Education Foundation at Cibo Urban Pizzeria in downtown Phoenix. The dinner […]

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RBBB writes:

Ivan: The Reluctant Hero

Being a “Big” in Read Better Be Better is a big responsibility (no pun intended). We tell the 6th – 8th graders this when we introduce the program to them—we don’t hold back. They are our partners, our teammates, in solving Arizona’s literacy crisis, and that wasn’t an accident. We chose that age group because […]

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