World's Largest Annual Study of Student Reading Reveals the Truth about Students' Reading Habits

prnewswire | March 02, 2020

World's Largest Annual Study of Student Reading Reveals the Truth about Students' Reading Habits
Renaissance®, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, today released the 2020 edition of its annual What Kids Are Reading report. For more than a decade, What Kids Are Reading has provided educators, families, and communities unparalleled insights into student's reading habits.In today's fast-paced world, full of constant distractions, the simple joy of reading faces massive competition. It can be especially difficult to find content that will spark a student's interest and keep them engaged in reading on a regular basis. Educators, guardians, and students alike are constantly on the hunt for books that motivate, inspire, build reading skills, and expand knowledge. This year's What Kids Are Reading report finds that access to reading materials makes all the difference in developing a child's love of reading and once again, highlights the popular fiction and nonfiction reads with millions of K–12 students across the nation.

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