The Fight For Grade-Level Reading
By GateHouse Media
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
||CleanEp. 8: Joy Thomas Moore and "The Power of Presence"||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.||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: Lt. Gen. (Ret.) George Trautman of Mission Readiness||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.||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: Adrian Pedroza of Abriendo Puertas||Abriendo Puertas - Spanish for Opening Doors - is a great example of organizations embracing the communities they serve. Find more at heraldtribune.com/fightforglr.||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Michael Bonner on why passion is the key||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 interview.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Dr. Michele Borba on how empathy is a teachable trait||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.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Elisabeth Burak on Medicaid, CHIP and early childhood development||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.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Dr. Dipesh Navsaria of Reach Out and Read||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.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: Ron Fairchild of the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading||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 email@example.com, facebook.com/fightforglr or leave us a message at 941-361-4820.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|