Ahh, summer sun! We’re soaking up the vitamin D, smelling the peonies, mixing the lemonade, and planning weekend beach reads.

Here are a few links that caught our eyes this week:

  • CLiF advisor Michele Tine has published new research showing that after a few minutes of aerobic exercise low-income kids score better on reading comprehension tests. In fact, exercise appears to close the achievement gap.
  • From Wired: you actually absorb what you read better when you read it on paper instead of a screen. Really!
  • Our friends at Reading Is Fundamental and their corporate partner Macy’s surveyed families with kids to ask if reading is a top priority during the summer. Turns out only 17% agree.
  • Finally, here’s a fun and eye-opening chart showing the year science fiction books were published…and the year the fantastic inventions predicted in those books became reality (and yet: still no flying cars).


Happy Friday!

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