Episode 79: Walk4Literacy

April & Yolanda of walk4literacy.
April & Yolanda of walk4literacy.

Walk4Literacy founder and director April Butcher and Fundraising Director Yolanda Torrecillas are my guests for Episode 79.

Why standing in line contributes to lower reading levels; why talking is more valuable than your iPad; why schools are struggling to decide to teach for fluency or comprehension; why they chose McClatchy Park in Oak Park as the starting point for the walk; and the goals of Walk4Literacy. Plus, I learned this staggering fact: on average, children in low-income households will hear 30 Million less words than middle-class households. 30 MILLION!

Thank you for listening, Listeners, and thank you for sharing, Sharers!

-Johnny

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Ep. 79 is sponsored by Beers In Sac. “We find the beers, so you don’t have to.”

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