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Why Is The Atlanta Speech School’s Cox Campus Free?

Rollins Staff December 7, 2016

Our country’s children are caught in a national illiteracy epidemic. How bad is it? Only 36% of our children will read proficiently by the end of third grade (NAEP). How devastating are its outcomes? Brain…

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The Rollins Center’s Latest Video Gains Popularity Among Parents & Teachers Online

Rollins Staff August 19, 2016

New Video Hits Hundreds of Thousands of Views on YouTube! Have you seen our latest video that was featured on Huffington Post? Now learn how YOU can apply the themes in the video to your own…

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The Story Behind “Every Opportunity”

Rollins Staff August 19, 2016

Our video, “Every Opportunity,” has gone viral around the country and the world. The video stars a young boy who explains what it feels like when an adult ignores him or loses patience with him…

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Rollins Releases the Next Book in the Amari Series

Rollins Staff June 13, 2016

Last weekend, 10-year-old Dorcas visited my home with her three younger siblings and noticed a copy of Amari’s Shining Moment in our living room. “I know that girl!”  she said enthusiastically as she pointed to…

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Rollins Center Named 2014 Atlanta Magazine Groundbreaker of the Year

Rollins Staff October 21, 2014

Equipping every early childhood educator in Georgia to effectively prepare our children to meet or exceed grade level reading requirements by 3rd grade requires contributions from individuals and organizations throughout the community. That’s why it’s…

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Low Literacy Rates Directly Impact Georgia’s Future

Rollins Staff October 6, 2014

Insufficient vocabulary, comprehension and literacy skills negatively impact children for the rest of their lives. Once a child falls behind in language development, it is very difficult for him to catch up after 3rd grade….

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Alliance Unites Partners to Get Georgia Reading

Rollins Staff October 6, 2014

When you’re dealing with a problem as immense and important as improving children’s literacy, it’s crucial to have partners in the cause. The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School is…

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Atlanta Police Officer Reads “Amari’s Bike Adventure” to Children

Rollins Staff September 8, 2014

All across Georgia, people are recognizing the importance of reading with children. That effort extends not only to parents and educators, but even to the Atlanta Police Department. Last month, Officer Michael Walker took time…