At 16 years, we think Barbara Frye may be our most loyal volunteer Reading Together tutor. (Yes, there are lots of schools using adult instead of peer tutors -- it's a wonderful way to engage the community.) Barbara volunteers at Fairview Elementary in High Point, NC, which is part of a wonderful Communities in Schools program called GrandPals. Let us know if you have a special volunteer you'd like to honor!
H.U.G. — Help Us Grow — keeps expanding to serve more second and third graders in the Lousiville , KY. Look for our Reading Together materials in this inspiring video!
An amazing program called H.U.G. in Louisville, Kentucky, uses Reading Together materials with community volunteers. Kudos to founder Janine Broussard, who saw a need and stepped in to fill it! Learn more at https://www.hugreadingprogram.org.
The Gallup Student Poll, a web-based survey, empowers schools to add the voice of their students to measures of school success. The survey helps educators provide a more positive school culture -- one that builds engagement, creates hope for the future, fosters talent and prepares students to meaningfully participate in the economy.
Register now for no-cost administration between Sept. 25th and Oct. 27.
See Mrs. Dixon's Reading Together class in action at Lexington Park Elementary, St. Mary's County, MD!
Many thanks to teachers Paul Lopez and Martin DuSold in Beaumont USD, CA, for sharing a list of videos they used to provide context for Reading Together SECONDARY lessons. Sports videos like this one were a great hook for their high school students! Access their list here.
The United Way of Greater Houston, Spring Branch ISD and Learning Together joined forces to help students reach a critical second-grade milestone -- reading at or above grade level! Check out the video!