Read This, Not That: C2 Education Summer Reading Recommendations

No one denies the importance of reading – reading is, after all, one of the most fundamental building blocks of education. But a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) report titled “To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence” noted that today’s teens don’t read nearly enough: Just 31% of 13-year-olds read for pleasure on a daily basis Only 22% of 17-year-olds read for … [Read more...]

Read This Not That: Why Boys Don’t Read

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It’s true: Most boys don’t read. Study after study supports the claim that boys are far less likely to read for pleasure than girls. In fact, the 2010 Scholastic Kid and Family Reading Report found that, regardless of race, geography, or socioeconomic status, boys lag behind girls in reading. According to authors of a 2005 NEA study, the gender gap in reading between boys and girls has grown so … [Read more...]