It is estimated that 74% of Arizona fourth graders are below proficient in reading. We can change that. We can help all children become literate and engaged learners.

My sixth grade son set the school record for most Accelerated Reader points earned in the history of his elementary school. My third grade son, who is just as intelligent as his brother, is diagnosed dyslexic. He struggles to read. Both need to improve their literacy, but the techniques needed for one son are very different than those needed for the other.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, History, all become more difficult when a student struggles to read.

When we work together as parents and educators to identify the literacy needs of each child, we will open up a world of limitless knowledge to our kids.