Family Engagement

Young boy and his mother reading together on a park bench

It’s a Win for the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, the Kids, and the Orioles!

I had the privilege of joining the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) to celebrate the Sarasota County Schools Attendance Awareness Poster Contest winners and their families at the Baltimore Orioles spring training opener. As one of… Read More

New book ‘The Formula’ May Hold the Secret to Raising Successful Kids

Nagged by the question of how achievers were made, Journalist Tatsha Robertson and Researcher Ronald F. Ferguson interviewed about 200 parents of academically and financially successful adults and found they all had similar approaches to parenting, regardless of background. “I… Read More

El nuevo libro “La fórmula” puede ser el secreto para criar niños exitosos

Ante la pregunta de cómo se hicieron los triunfadores, la periodista Tatsha Robertson y el investigador Ronald F. Ferguson entrevistaron alrededor de 200 padres de adultos exitosos a nivel académico y financiero y descubrieron que todos tenían mecanismos similares de… Read More

Fight for Grade-Level Reading Podcast Episode 8: Joy Thomas Moore and ‘The Power of Presence’

Here in Sarasota, Florida, we’re lucky to have some powerful philanthropy at work on early-childhood outcomes. The Patterson Foundation, which supports this podcast and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s reporting on grade-level reading issues, is one of the primary supporters of the… Read More