Public-private partnerships are expanding Reading Rainbow's impact for a new generation

No doubt the definition of literacy is evolving in the 21st Century. Not only do we want our children to be fluent readers but we also need them to be able to think critically about the information they receive and communicate their thoughts, ideas and opinions in an effective form. This is no easy task considering the reading gap continues to widen between lower and higher income students and the majority of our children do not read past a fourth grade reading level.

There are many innovative reading programs being implemented...

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About the Author:

LeVar Burton is an actor, producer of Reading Rainbow, and an education advocate.