This episode enjoys the wisdom of Ron Fairchild, a well known national leader in literacy. In this wide ranging conversation, Ron shares topics as diverse as the relationship between “the zip code lottery” and literacy, the role a boxing program can have and the need for community wide solutions.
Ron Fairchild is the founder of the Smarter Learning Group. Prior to starting the firm, Ron served as CEO of the National Summer Learning Association. The Association’s work built on over 15 years of experience and success as the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University, where Fairchild was executive director.
He is also Senior Consultant with the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. He is widely recognized as a national authority on how to expand learning opportunities for young people. His frequent appearances in the media include segments on NPR, CNN, C-SPAN, NBC Nightly News, and the CBS Early Show.