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"Reading Rainbow" Host Raises Funds to Bring Program Back

Reading Rainbow Host Raises Funds to Bring Back Program

Remember the literacy-promoting kids' show "Reading Rainbow"? Host LeVar Burton has started a project on KickStarter, hoping to bring the program back. 

"I believe every child has a right, and a need, to be literate," said Burton on his profile. "We have a responsibility to prepare our children...and right now, the numbers show that we, as a society, are failing in that responsibility."

When "Reading Rainbow" began in 1983, the program encouraged children to read physical books. Now, Burton and his team plan to launch a number of digital resources, such as a Reading Rainbow app. 

With 34 days remaining in the project, it has engaged 11,948 backers and raised $550,764 toward the $1 million goal.

See the Reading Rainbow project on KickStarter.

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor


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