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Holiday Opportunities

Congratulations! We're celebrating because so many of you have started reading with students!  Currently, we have over 1000 volunteers reading in 11 school districts. Let's ponder that for a moment.  There are over 1000 of you reading with 2000+ students weekly [...]

2020-11-08T23:55:52-06:00December 1st, 2019|

The Importance Of Connection

This is an exciting time of year because volunteers are beginning to start reading with students all across the Greater Austin area.  THIS is why Education Connection exists!  One of the key strategies for having a successful year with your [...]

2020-11-08T23:55:58-06:00November 1st, 2019|

What Do I Do The First Time I Go To Read?

In order to start reading with students you must have registered in Volunteer Tracker/App-Garden, completed your district background check, attended Literacy Partner Training, and completed your Volunteer Commitment Pledge.  Once these steps have been completed and you are"approved" to start reading your [...]

2020-11-08T23:56:04-06:00October 1st, 2019|

The Importance Of Summer Reading

Reading is an important skill and predictor of academic success because all other subjects hinge on the ability to take in information through reading. Data shows that students who read twenty minutes each day have higher standardized test scores than [...]

2020-11-08T23:56:14-06:00June 1st, 2019|

It’s Time To Celebrate

cel·e·brate (verb) - - to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities - to make known publicly; proclaim - to praise widely or to present to widespread and favorable public notice    Note: Definition was taken [...]

2020-11-08T23:56:23-06:00May 2nd, 2019|
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