Fight The Word Gap

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.

PARENT CORNER

SUBSCRIBE to receive one free downloadable book a week.

READ Goodnight Moon
 by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, for free in a corner of your local bookstore or library.

BUILD VOCABULARY: Make a wakeup, mealtime or bedtime routine: Reading children’s books or adult books aloud will strengthen your child’s vocabulary.

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