The Pressure is on for Third Graders

The idea of summer school sounds like a life sentence to many third grade students, but what if that was the answer to America’s illiteracy issues? In this recent Huffington Post article, Julie Carr Smyth explores the positive and negative implications of the latest Third Grade Reading Guarantee program. Continue reading


Literature’s Life Lessons

The secret element to the perfect college applicant has finally been revealed, and believe it or not, it’s not a straight-A report card. Continue reading

Your New Favorite Hobby in Three Simple Steps

As the grandchild of a college English professor and the daughter of an English teacher, I had very little room to argue over which books I liked and which books were a bit more lucrative and would further my education. The shelf life of my Captain Underpants series was considerably short-lived Continue reading