Category "Education"

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    Nonprofit Advocacy: A Responsibility to Speak Up

    Education is a part of every nonprofit’s mission. But if we aren’t speaking up and taking a public stand on the social problems affecting our communities, how will anything ever change? And yet — the narrative surrounding nonprofit advocacy is one that has many of us walking on eggshells. We exist to solve specific issues — and […]

    October 23, 2018

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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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    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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    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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    Third Grader #BeingBetter

    Deb Woodrum, a third grade teacher at Whittier School in Phoenix Elementary School District #1 asked her students to write about how they would spend $100, or who they would raise money for. Here is one of the answers she received: “I will raise money for Read Better Be Better. First, I want to buy […]

    May 11, 2016

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    RBBB staff commit to ‪#‎bebetter‬ for AZ Education

    We would like to congratulate our very wonderful Social Media Coordinator, Tamara Christine Tirado, who graduated this Saturday with her M.Ed in Elementary Reading from Grand Canyon University. The skills she has earned make her even more invaluable to the RBBB mission and determination to help children improve reading skills and become better learners. Way […]

    April 26, 2016

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    Map of countries comparable to US states in educational spending

    Check out this map that illustrates U.S. states’ high school graduation rates by renaming them as a comparable country outside of the U.S. Arizona is 48th in education spending and is comparable to Tunisia. Nevada is close behind being 49th on spending and comparable to Ghana. This highlights the problem ‪#‎RBBB‬ is trying to solve.

    March 21, 2016

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