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Twenty category-specific winners were selected out of more than 120 entries by Engage for Good at its annual conference in Atlanta, GA. Reading Is Fundamental was recognized for Best Education Initiative for our Back-To-School Round Up in partnership with Macy's.

For decades, reading research has demonstrated that word recognition and comprehension are important ingredients to develop a strong reader. But what role does motivation play?

It’s Groundhog Day, but don’t be surprised if the groundhog pops out holding a book.

That’s because it’s also World Read Aloud Day, a global initiative to inspire youth literacy.

“A non-profit called Lit World started it several years ago and now over 173 countries across the world participate,” Reading is Fundamental President and CEO Alicia Levi told WTOP. “It’s really all about celebrating the power of reading and the sharing of stories. … When the world celebrates on a day to read along, we are thrilled to participate.”

January 30, 2022 • 29 min

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Sabrina Assoumou, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and attending physician in infectious diseases at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Assoumou offers insight into the latest developments with the Omicron variant and answers common questions about COVID-19 vaccines. Alicia Levi, President & CEO of Reading is Fundamental, also joined the show to talk about the pandemic's impact on child literacy across the U.S.

Source: US News & World Report
By: Emily Popek | Jan. 27, 2022, at 4:08 p.m. original article

Expert strategies parents can use to give children a strong literacy foundation.

When shapes take on meaning as letters and those letters start to form words, it can be magical for children. It’s the first step into the wonderful world of reading. Yet, for many young students across the United States, the magic just isn’t happening.

Chelsea Clinton, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Sandra Boynton, and Monica Brown to mark the literacy holiday on March 2, 2022

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By Abhishek Humbad at Goodera

Macy’s receives ‘Champion of Children’s Literacy’ award in recognition of its long-standing support of children’s literacy

A pledge to read 100 books in six months, and chance for 100 schools to win a total of 10,000 books, brings together roster that includes Actor LeVar Burton, Environmental Advocate Philippe Cousteau Jr. and New York Times Bestselling Author Joanna Ho

Macy's and Reading Is Fundamental announce charitable round-up and teacher recognition to support children's literacy this back to school season

Macy's partners with Reading Is Fundamental to present 'Macy's Educator Appreciation Award' to local Ayden elementary third grade teacher, in celebration of August campaign.

Macy's partners with Reading Is Fundamental to present 'Macy's Educator Appreciation Award' to Local Sheldon independent school district educator in celebration of August Campaign

Macy's partners with Reading Is Fundamental to present 'Macy's Educator Appreciation Award' to local long-standing programming volunteer at Phoenix's Bernard Black Elementary, in celebration of August campaign.

Sourcehttps://bookriot.com/reading-is-fundamental/

U.S.-raised children: is there any memory in the world better than getting a RIF book? (Okay, maybe it’s tied for first with the book fair or Scholastic book orders.) RIF, or Reading is Fundamental, is probably the country’s preeminent free book provider. Started in 1966, it’s been organizing efforts to get books into every child’s home for more than half a century. Its origins may surprise you, though.

 

By Dr. Molly Ness

 

Source: End Book Deserts Podcast, Reading Is Fundamental Episode

Since 1966, this literacy giant has been leading the field in the work to #endbookdeserts

Washington, DC – November 11, 2020 – Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and State Farm team up for a 14th year to provide 4,257 books to children in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia during a critical time for literacy resources in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newly Developed Digital Tools to Support Social and Emotional Learning are Now Available

(Washington, DC, March 24, 2020) Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is at the forefront of providing literacy resources and support to educators, parents and caregivers for use at home to provide continuity in children’s learning. The nation’s leading literacy organization is creating opportunities to ensure all children have access to its breadth of eBooks, children’s reading activities, bilingual resources, and parent and educator tips and tools for use at home during the COVID-19 pandemic it was announced today.

Capitol Heights, MD – December 13, 2019 – Carmody Hills Elementary celebrated the power and excitement of reading with a book celebration event for children on November 26, thanks to a partnership between Reading Is Fundamental, State Farm, and Maryland State Senator Joanne Benson.

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In Honor of National Literacy Month, Reading Is Fundamental and Macy’s Partner to Combat Nation’s Literacy Crisis

Free Resources, Including Newly Developed Digital Tools to Support Social and Emotional Learning are Now Available