Category "Arizona"

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    Literacy and The Poverty Gap

    When it comes to literacy and poverty, the facts are clear. A student who can’t read on grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate high school than a child who does read proficiently by that time. Add poverty to the mix, and a student is 13 times less likely to […]

    August 28, 2018

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    Sweet Success: RBBB Wins $25k Grant in Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Contest

    Humans go wild for ice cream. As a robot, that’s not something I can understand. What I can understand, however, is how special it is when a community comes together for a greater good. And that’s what happened recently when Read Better Be Better was nominated as a semi-finalist in the Blue Bunny Helmet of […]

    July 19, 2018

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    Marching Toward Progress: RBBB Stands With Educators at Arizona Capitol

    April 26, 2018 is a historic day. In response to the first teacher walkout in Arizona history, more than 1,000 Arizona public schools (in nearly 110 school districts and charter schools) have closed. But the fight has just begun. As thousands of educators, parents, children, and supporters march to Arizona’s Capitol today, you’ll find our team among them. Read […]

    April 26, 2018

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    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 […]

    February 28, 2018

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    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 […]

    October 30, 2017

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    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 […]

    October 24, 2016

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    RBBB Summer Program

    Did you know summer learning loss creates a 2.5 – 3 year learning gap between children of low and middle income families by the time they reach the fifth grade? (AZ Center for Afterschool Excellence Study) This summer, Read Better Be Better will again partner with Valley of the Sun United Way and The Boys […]

    June 5, 2016

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    Expect More AZ President’s Corporate Campaign to Change AZ Workforce

    #‎RBBB‬ agrees with Pearl Chang Esau, President & CEO of Expect More Arizona, who is currently undertaking a corporate campaign to get local business support to help us help change the future of the Arizona workforce. If you are a local business and are interested in learning more, contact Erin at: development@readbetterbebetter.org. Click here to read […]

    May 18, 2016

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