All Posts Tagged "be better"

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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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    The More You Grow: RBBB’s Excellent Plan for Program Growth

    Once upon a time, there was only one “employee” at Read Better Be Better — founder and CEO, Sophie Etchart. Of course, there was also me, but I’m RBBB’s official mascot. (Not to mention their dashing digital spokesman.) But when your mission is to solve Arizona’s literacy crisis, stagnancy is simply not an option. This […]

    May 16, 2018

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    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 […]

    September 6, 2017

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    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 […]

    April 3, 2017

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    Introducing Dr Dave

    For this blog post, we would like to introduce you to Dr. Dave, the RBBB robot. To us, Dr. Dave is more than just a mascot. The name is inspired by a real-life hero, who represents the foundation of our organization and values: Be Excellent and Be Kind. Dr. David Allen, PhD is (Founder & […]

    September 26, 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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    3rd Grader Striving to #ReadBetter!!

    Melanie, a 3rd grader at Michael Anderson, repeatedly tried to attend ‪#‎RBBB‬ sessions even though she was not a participant in the program, explaining to the Site Leader that she “just wanted to read better too.” After improving her words per minute to 61, she became one word over the threshold for participation! We were […]

    June 1, 2016

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    RBBB class #BeingBetter!

    Stephanie Bergland, ‪#‎RBBB‬ Advisory Board member and 3rd grade teacher in California, did a vote with her class to see which nonprofit should receive their lemonade stand donations and guess who won??!! Thanks for ‪#‎BeingBetter‬ kids!

    May 26, 2016

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    Reading Leaders Working Together

    “It works better when we all work together.” ‪ #‎BeBetter

    May 23, 2016

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    RBBB Spring Semester Graduates!!

    Happy Monday! ‪#‎RBBB‬ program sessions are over for the 2015-2016 school year and we are so proud of all of our graduates! Thank you for your hard work and effort to ‪#‎BeBetter‬!

    May 16, 2016

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