News from reading is fundamental A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Jul 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

Macy's Be Book Smart Campaign Gives Nearly 900,000 Books to Children in Need This Summer

In the 11th year of a partnership that has provided more than 10 million books for children in need, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy's Be...

Jun 18, 2014, 10:41 ET

New Survey: Only 17 Percent of Parents Believe Reading is Top Priority During the Summer; Kids Spend Nearly Triple the Time Playing Video Games or Watching TV

 Despite research that indicates the importance of summer reading in preventing children from losing literacy skills, only 17 percent of...

Jul 25, 2013, 11:00 ET

Macy's Be Book Smart Campaign Gives 10 Millionth Book

Ten-Year Partnership Has Raised Nearly $30 Million for Reading Is Fundamental and Kids in Need Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy's Be Book...

Jun 20, 2013, 11:32 ET

New Survey: Only One in Three Parents Read Bedtime Stories with their Children Every Night; Children More Likely to Spend Time with TV or Video Games than Books

 Despite research on the importance of reading with children from a young age, few parents with kids age eight and younger are engaged in...

Sep 12, 2012, 06:00 ET

Early Childhood Literacy Initiative Launches Targeting Next-Generation Innovation with STEM+Arts Approach

RIF Releases STEAM Multicultural Book Collection Connecting STEM, the Arts and Early Learning Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is launching a...

Aug 09, 2012, 08:00 ET

Macy's Be Book Smart Raises $4.8 Million for Reading Is Fundamental

Macy's Customers Help RIF Get More than 1.6 Million Books to Kids in Need Macy's customers participating in this year's Be Book Smart...

Jun 18, 2012, 08:00 ET

Summer is the Time to Be Book Smart with Macy's and Reading Is Fundamental

 School may be out for the summer, but learning is always in fashion as Macy's and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) kick-off their annual...

Apr 17, 2012, 08:00 ET

Reading Is Fundamental Launches "Book People Unite," a National Campaign Sparking a Movement for Children's Literacy

Today Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children's literacy nonprofit in the country, is launching "Book People Unite," a bold awareness...

Mar 28, 2012, 09:00 ET

RIF, Macy's Empower Communities with Funds for Literacy Celebrations

$77,500 in Grants Going to 19 RIF Programs Across the Country Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy...

Feb 08, 2012, 08:00 ET

Reading Is Fundamental Offers Expansive Multicultural Book Collection Aiming to Help Close Achievement Gap

Activities for Parents and Educators Accompany Each Title Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy...

Jan 23, 2012, 12:01 ET

Gerber Life and Reading Is Fundamental Launch Project Open Book

Facebook Campaign Aims to Raise $10,000 for Literacy Programs Nationwide  Gerber Life Insurance Company recently debuted Project Open...

Nov 03, 2011, 08:00 ET
Today, Reading Is Fundamental, the nation's largest children's literacy nonprofit, unveils a bold new look and logo which marks the beginning of an awareness campaign designed to spark a widespread movement in support of reading.  (PRNewsFoto/Reading Is Fundamental)

Reading Is Fundamental Celebrates 45 Years of Inspiring Young Readers

Unveils New Look and Calls on All Americans to Unite as Book People Today, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's...

Aug 11, 2011, 08:00 ET

Macy's Be Book Smart Campaign Raises $4.9 Million for Reading Is Fundamental

For the third year in a row, more than 1 million Macy's customers sprung into action to support Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest...

Jun 23, 2011, 08:00 ET

Macy's and Reading Is Fundamental Team Up for "Be Book Smart" This Summer

Be Book Smart Hits Macy's Stores Nationwide on June 24 to Benefit Children in RIF Programs Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy's have joined...

Mar 30, 2011, 10:00 ET

National Writing Project, Reading Is Fundamental, and FableVision Champion a New Approach to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education

Today, a panel of children's literacy and science education experts were on Capitol Hill to champion a new approach to STEM education that will...

Mar 07, 2011, 12:57 ET

Share a Story - Shape a Future and Unwrap the Gift of Literacy

Third annual literacy blog tour kicks off the today to build a community of readers Today, Reading Is Fundamental joined a community of...

Feb 22, 2011, 15:30 ET

New Children's Book Brings Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to Life

Today, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy nonprofit, and the National Writing Project (NWP) announced the...

Dec 06, 2010, 08:00 ET

RIF and First Book Give 500,000 Books to Children Nationwide

New Literacy Initiative Helps Share the Joy of Reading this Holiday Season Today, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's...

Nov 04, 2010, 09:00 ET

More than 16 Million Minutes Logged During RIF and US Airways 'Fly with US. Read with Kids.'® Campaign

Challenge Surpasses Goal of 10 Million Minutes; Dividend Miles and Special Edition Children's Book Awarded to Supporters Reading Is Fundamental...

Sep 01, 2010, 08:00 ET

Reading Is Fundamental and US Airways "Fly with US. Read with Kids.®" Campaign Cleared for Take-off

Challenge Sets New Goal of 10 Million Minutes; Dividend Miles and Special Edition Children's Book Offered to Supporters Reading Is Fundamental...