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Kansas Summer Reading Program Designed to Maximize "Stealth Learning"

"Read Kansas Read" is a program designed to keep kids reading over the summer, when school's out, and they think they're not learning. But Andy Thompkins, the president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, says the kids only THINK they're not learning...and that reading helps keep students focused.

Thompkins says summer reading's not just for kids, though. The "Read Kansas Read" program is for everyone, reading anywhere, at any time. For more information, visit




Read Kansas Read Program Targets Kids...and More

Summertime, and the livin' is easy, as they school, no studying, no required reading. And educators say that can lead to a loss of knowledge, with students in the fall forgetting information that was gained the previous spring. That's why the program "Read Kansas Read" is being endorsed by Governor Sam Brownback, the state Board of Education and the State Library of Kansas. While that may not mean much to kids, this might:

They've all pledged to spend time reading this summer, and are encouraging kids to do the same. For more information about the program, visit and get started with some summer reading.


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