November 4, 2015


“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”    - Oprah Winfrey


Books Are Wings is a Rhode Island-based nonprofit whose mission is t...

June 3, 2015

In education, we’re always looking for the magic bullet – that one thing that will help children to succeed, that will help eliminate the achievement gap once and for all. If we lengthen the school day, will that increase scores? If we provide our students with better-...

January 16, 2015

This week, Defending the Early Years and the Alliance for Childhood released a report titled Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose outlining the potentially damaging effects of the Common Core standards for kindergarten students. Citing n...

January 9, 2015

A student should not be promoted to the next grade if he or she has not been earning passing grades or is unable to do grade-level work. Almost any citizen will agree with this statement; even President Obama told the Washington Post in 2010, “This notion that we shoul...

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