Help others use their words to close the achievement gap by sharing this week’s “Spread the Word” with friends, family, and coworkers via email and social media:
SPREAD THE WORD
This week’s shocking statistic:
A half century after the Civil Rights Act, the achievement gap is shaped by the fact that race and income still overlap. Nearly 27% of Black and Latino students are below the poverty line, while only 11% of White students live in poverty.
Use your words to rebel against inequality: www.wordrebel.org
WORDS HAVE POWER
Words to live by:
“We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.” Jean-Paul Sartre
WORD OF THE WEEK
Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:
Verklempt: Completely overcome with emotion.
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BUILD VOCABULARY: Make a wakeup, mealtime or bedtime routine: Reading children’s books or adult books aloud will strengthen your child’s vocabulary.