Rock 'n' Read Bus joins reading + singing to close achievement gap
video report by M.A. Rosko
A Minnetonka, Minn. couple converted a Metro Transit Bus into a mobile reading and singing lab with 30 computers to help all students read at grade level and to close the achievement gap.
The Rock 'n' Read Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an unpaid Board of Directors who are determined to get kids reading at grade level. The Rock 'n' Read Bus is its first initiative. The bus has 32 computers and software that uses singing to boost reading. Research studies by the University of South Florida show an average of 1 year of reading achievement in 13.5 hours of singing. The bus serviced about 200 students at a Minneapolis Public Schools summer school and the YMCA in Summer 2014.