It's been said that reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. But research shows the deck is stacked against children who are poor readers at the end of first grade -- their chances of ever becoming good readers are slim. A reading program in Pleasanton is helping kids crack the letter code.
Bay Area teachers are using the Olympic Games to teach kids about math and science. The Silicon Valley Education Foundation teamed up with NBC Learn -- the educational arm of NBC News -- and the National Science Foundation to provide free lesson plans and video clips. For more information, visit Lessonopoly.org.