LeVar Burton Talks Return of Reading Rainbow and Future Plans for the Brand

Today, one in four kids in the U.S. will grow up illiterate, and children who can’t read at grade level in the 4th grade are 400 percent more likely to drop out of high school. Data from the National Assessment of Education Progress show that only 16% of black high school seniors and 23% of Hispanic high school seniors are reading at a proficient level. Thus, the need to reinforce better reading habits at an early age is beyond urgent.

On May 28, actor LeVar Burton sent social media and the web into a frenzy when news broke that …read more

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