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The Fight for Grade-level Reading covers national and local efforts to have children reading on grade level by the end of third grade. It features interviews with researchers on early childhood development; people who have successfully implemented programs; funders, authors, parents and children who are involved in the fight. Share your experiences with grade-level reading efforts by emailing us at fightforglr@heraldtribune.com, connecting on facebook.com/fightforglr, or recording a message at 941-361-4820. You can find more at heraldtribune.com/fightforglr. This podcast comes from a partnership between the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, funded by The Patterson Foundation, to cover school readiness, attendance, summer learning, healthy readers and parent engagement.

The Fight for Grade-level Reading covers national and local efforts to have children reading on grade level by the end of third grade. It features interviews with researchers on early childhood development; people who have successfully implemented programs; funders, authors, parents and children who are involved in the fight. Share your experiences with grade-level reading efforts by emailing us at fightforglr@heraldtribune.com, connecting on facebook.com/fightforglr, or recording a message at 941-361-4820. You can find more at heraldtribune.com/fightforglr. This podcast comes from a partnership between the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, funded by The Patterson Foundation, to cover school readiness, attendance, summer learning, healthy readers and parent engagement.
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United States

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The Fight for Grade-level Reading covers national and local efforts to have children reading on grade level by the end of third grade. It features interviews with researchers on early childhood development; people who have successfully implemented programs; funders, authors, parents and children who are involved in the fight. Share your experiences with grade-level reading efforts by emailing us at fightforglr@heraldtribune.com, connecting on facebook.com/fightforglr, or recording a message at 941-361-4820. You can find more at heraldtribune.com/fightforglr. This podcast comes from a partnership between the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, funded by The Patterson Foundation, to cover school readiness, attendance, summer learning, healthy readers and parent engagement.

Language:

English

Contact:

603 969 8430


Episodes

Ep. 9: Ginger Young of Book Harvest

3/1/2019
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Ginger Young talks about Book Harvest's pioneering home visitation literacy program, the importance of parent engagement, and the things she's learned after giving away more than a million books in over the eight years since she started Book Harvest.

Duration:00:30:34

Ep. 8: Joy Thomas Moore and "The Power of Presence"

2/1/2019
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Joy Thomas Moore is the author of “The Power of Presence: Be A Voice in Your Child’s Ear Even When You’re Not With Them," which she describes as a love letter to single parents, but is great reading for everyone who has, or works with, children.

Duration:00:23:05

Ep. 7: Lt. Gen. (Ret.) George Trautman of Mission Readiness

1/24/2019
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We talke to Lt. Gen. (Ret.) George TRautman of Mission Readiness about how early childhood education can impact America's military. Plus, Brian gives a quick guide to getting the media to cover your story.

Duration:00:11:46

Ep. 6: Adrian Pedroza of Abriendo Puertas

1/9/2019
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Abriendo Puertas - Spanish for Opening Doors - is a great example of organizations embracing the communities they serve. Find more at heraldtribune.com/fightforglr.

Duration:00:14:20

Ep. 5: Michael Bonner on why passion is the key

11/30/2018
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You might know Michael Bonner as the rapping teacher who was on the Ellen Degeneris show a couple years back. He doesn’t have a program or initiative that people can adopt, but he has a clear understanding of what makes a successful teacher, with advice that applies to anyone who works on helping children be successful in academics, and in life. "We need to realize that with every child we come into contact with we have the ability to steer them into greatness." - Michael Bonner, in the...

Duration:00:16:13

Ep. 4: Dr. Michele Borba on how empathy is a teachable trait

11/19/2018
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We talk to Dr. Michele Borba, a former teacher and author of several books, including "Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All-About-Me World," about the importance of empathy and why it is a learned trait.

Duration:00:22:02

Ep. 3: Elisabeth Burak on Medicaid, CHIP and early childhood development

11/12/2018
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We talk to Elisabeth Burak, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy's Center for Children and Families, about the impact that Medicaid and CHIP can have on early childhood development and academic success.

Duration:00:24:53

Ep. 2: Dr. Dipesh Navsaria of Reach Out and Read

10/31/2018
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We speak to Dr. Dipesh Navsaria about a program that shows doctors and clinics how to bring early childhood literacy into the examining room. Reach Out and Read has seen amazing growth and now impacts almost five million families, including around a quarter of all low-income families in the U.S.

Duration:00:17:08

Ep. 1: Ron Fairchild of the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

10/22/2018
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We kick things off by talking to Ron Fairchild, director of the GLR Support Center at the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Plus, a reminder about the importance of play. We want to hear about your experiences in the fight for grade-level reading! Connect with us at fightforglr@heraldtribune.com, facebook.com/fightforglr or leave us a message at 941-361-4820.

Duration:00:27:19