Reading

DC Works Hard to Support Young Children and their Families

During the month of April, DC Action for Children joined District agencies and other partner organizations in celebrating the “Month of the Young Child.” The “Month of the Young Child” not only emphasizes the importance of early care and education for the well-being of children, but also highlights the important role that educators and families play in the lives of...

We need to get on the same page about third grade reading

DC Action just delivered a letter to Mayor Gray urging him to sign on to the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The push is to get all children across the country and in the District reading proficiently by the third grade. Why? Because research shows that if children are not proficient by the end...

Books: Don't call them clutter

TV design shows and magazines (my personal weakness) have made me increasingly allergic to clutter around the house. Still, I've always felt that part of what makes a house a home are the books that fill it--bound slices of life afar and ancient, memoirs, fiction and fantasy. And the latest research shows, despite the heralds of technology, the book is...