Press Releases

September 17, 2018

All Green for High School! ARC Core Is the First ELA Curriculum to Meet All Requirements K–12 in EdReports Independent Review

Of the 32 programs that have been reviewed so far by EdReports, ARC Core is the first and only ELA curriculum to receive an All Green (meets all the criteria) review for Grades K–12.

May 14, 2018

Nationally Recognized Leaders in Teaching and Learning Join American Reading Company's Academic Advisory Board

American Reading Company (ARC) is excited to announce three new members have joined our Academic Advisory Board: Dr. Kathy Escamilla, Dr. Manuel Escamilla, and Alicia Grunow.

April 2, 2018

American Reading Company (ARC) Recognized as 2018 DVLF Corporate HERO

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) started the HEROES award 11 years ago to honor individuals whose work and leadership advance the rights of the LGBT community.

August 23, 2017

American Reading Company Recognized for Fourth Time on Prestigious Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

Pennsylvania-based education solutions provider American Reading Company has made the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America. Ranked #3401, ARC is on the list for the fourth time.

June 7, 2017

All Green! American Readi­ng Company’s Core Curriculum Meets All Requirements in EdReports Independent Review

EdReports, an independent nonprofit organization that reviews instructional materials, has released its review of American Reading Company’s ARC Core for grades K-8.

March 27, 2017

American Reading Company Expands Workforce, Creating 85 New Jobs Across the Country

American Reading Company (ARC) is quickly becoming the go-to provider of customized educational services for schools and districts across the country.

November 3, 2016

Dr. Jim Cummins Joins American Reading Company Academic Advisory Board

Dr. Jim Cummins Joins American Reading Company Academic Advisory Board

June 15, 2016

American Reading Company Goes Solar Powered

American Reading Company Goes Solar Powered

March 21, 2016

Dr. Pedro Noguera and Educators Come Together to Promote Excellence Through Equity in Texas Schools

Renowned educator Dr. Pedro Noguera delivered a thought-provoking and moving keynote address to a sold-out event in San Antonio, Texas, on Thursday, March 3.

March 4, 2016

Marley Dias Meets Her Goal of 1,000 Black Girl Books with Help from American Reading Company

The story of 11-year-old Marley Dias and her #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign has gone viral. Supported by the GrassROOTS Community Foundation, Marley set out to collect 1000 books with Black girls as main characters and she far exceeded that goal.

January 5, 2015

American Reading Company Teams Up with Literacy Design Collaborative to Provide Professional Development Services Nationwide

The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and American Reading Company (ARC) have entered into a partnership to provide high quality professional learning experiences designed to develop educators’ capacity to implement rigorous Common Core instruction...

December 9, 2014

‘Tis the season for giving!

Teaming up with American Reading Company and Random House Publishing, Chester Upland School District saw to it that nearly 6,000 new books made it into the hands of Chester youth on Saturday, December 6.

November 12, 2014

American Reading Company Hosts First Annual District Coordinators Summit, October 28, 2014

On October 28th, literacy leaders from 15 districts across the country gathered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, to share notes on their progress with Next Generation Literacy Systems designed to transform their districts.

August 7, 2014

Measurement Inc. Releases a Study of American Reading Company's Independent Reading Level Assessment Framework

In a study conducted by Measurement Incorporated, experts and practitioners alike agree that the IRLA® formative assessment framework does indeed offer a multitude of benefits for students, teachers, parents, and administrators.

May 2, 2014

Drs Kylene Beers and Robert Probst Join Distinguished American Reading Company Academic Advisory Board

Renowned writers, speakers, and educators Drs Kylene Beers and Robert (Bob) Probst have joined an extraordinary group of their peers in education on American Reading Company’s Academic Advisory Board, founder...

April 17, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm Joins Distinguished American Reading Company Academic Advisory Board

Highly sought-after educational author, researcher, and speaker Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm joins a group of outstanding nationally recognized peers on the American Reading Company’s Academic Advisory Board, founder and CEO Jane Hileman announced today.

February 26, 2014

Two Pennsylvania Firms Team Up To Help Beginning Readers Across The Country

Online and television retail giant QVC, headquartered in West Chester, PA, is now partnering with American Reading Company, an educational solution and services provider based in...

September 10, 2013

Pennsylvania Firm Sees Great Growth in Education Space, Forecasts 30% Revenue Increase

American Reading Company is quickly becoming the go-to provider of customized curricular support and residency-model professional development for schools and school districts, and a sought-after partner for school districts, corporations, foundations...

October 11, 2012

Want to Teach Your Kindergartner (or Preschooler) to Read?

According to nationally renowned pediatrician and author Dr. Bill Sears, “My daughter, Hayden Sears-Livesay, is using the program with our 5-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, with great results...

June 15, 2012

American Reading Company Congratulates Camden City Public Schools on Special Honors Awarded by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has honored Camden, New Jersey, as one of 25 Community Solutions PaceSetters for its work addressing the challenges that keep low-income children from mastering reading by the end of third grade.

May 23, 2012

‘Life-Changing’ Event Hosted by American Reading Company Sparks Actionable Solutions to Address the Needs of Black and Latino Boys in Public Schools

Scholars, educators, and thought leaders from across the country gathered at the offices of American Reading Company on May 22 for a day-long conference and action planning session centered on how to best educate Black and Latino boys and young men.

May 9, 2012

What Does It Take to Educate Black and Latino Boys? American Reading Company and Keynote Speaker/Author Dr. Pedro A. Noguera Share Research and Ideas During May 22 Event

Championing the needs of Black and Latino boys in public school will take center stage when American Reading Company hosts a landmark event at its corporate headquarters (201 South Gulph Road, King of Prussia) on May 22, 2012.

March 15, 2012

Oscar J. Polk Elementary School Attracts Media Attention for Extended Day Program with American Reading Company

Oscar J. Polk Elementary School’s dramatic transformation from a failing school in 2009 to a Grade B in 2010 and 2011 is garnering statewide attention in Florida.

March 14, 2012

Profiles Series with Host Lou Gossett, Jr., Features Urban School Partnership

The Profiles Series television program, hosted by Lou Gossett, Jr., recently showcased an educational success story under way at Cramer College Preparatory Lab School in Camden, New Jersey.

February 28, 2012

American Reading Company Honored by National Association for Bilingual Education

The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) recognized American Reading Company as the 2012 Sponsor of the Year for the company’s outstanding program design for bilingual and English language learners.

October 25, 2011

Southwood Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, Achieves Dramatic Gains in Reading on the Ohio Academic Assessment Tests

For the first time in three years, Southwood Elementary School of the Columbus City School District in Ohio made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) with dramatic gains in reading achievement across grades and subgroups on the Ohio Academic Assessment Tests (O

October 14, 2011

American Reading Company Is “Go-To Source” for Districts Seeking Customized Text Sets for Swift Implementation of Common Core State Standards

For over a decade, American Reading Company has sourced the best books available on the market from more than 250 publishers to provide state-of-the-art, leveled classroom libraries to schools participating in the company’s programs.

September 16, 2011

American Reading Company Launches Direct-to-Consumer Business to Guide Parents in Teaching Kids to Read at Home

As a nationally recognized leader in research-based programs for schools, American Reading Company today announced the launch of its direct-to-consumer website for parents: American Reading @ Home.

August 4, 2011

Reading Success Among African American Males Captures Attention of WhatWorksSC of the Riley Institute at Furman University

Based on the documented growth in reading achievement among African American males at Clinton Elementary School in South Carolina, American Reading Company’s 100 Book Challenge has been identified by the WhatWorksSC Clearinghouse as a program that makes

July 21, 2011

Warrensville Heights Summer School Program to Celebrate Student Achievement in Reading and Writing as Students Unveil Self-Published Books to Parents and District Administrators

In an effort to halt summer reading loss, the Warrensville Heights City School District implemented American Reading Company’s Summer Learning Labs for students in Grades 1-8 who were not yet reading on grade level.

July 12, 2011

Camden’s Breakthrough Commitment to Prevent Summer Reading Slide

Thanks to the “perfect storm” of publicity last summer, by now just about everyone knows that the most effective (and economical) way to sustain reading growth achieved during the school year is for students to keep reading during the summer.

May 9, 2011

American Reading Company’s ACTION 100 RtI Educator Learning Framework Named Finalist in AEP's 2011 Golden Lamp Awards for Excellence in Educational Resources

American Reading Company is pleased to announce that its ACTION 100 RtI Framework has been named a finalist in the 2011 AEP Awards, the highest standard for quality professional educational resources and excellence in educational marketing.

April 12, 2011

Nationally renowned educator and author Dr. Mike Schmoker to speak at District Leadership Symposium hosted by American Reading Company

American Reading Company announced today that Dr. Mike Schmoker will address an audience of more than 200 administrators at a District Leadership Symposium on Wednesday, May 18.

March 9, 2011

Leading Educational Researchers to Conduct Efficacy Study of American Reading Company’s ACTION 100 RtI Model Based on Common Core Standards

Philadelphia-based Research for Action (RFA), an independent education research organization, will conduct a new study of American Reading Company (ARC) reading initiatives now underway in 19 schools in Camden, New Jersey.

February 22, 2011

American Reading Company Founder & CEO Jane Hileman Named to Board of Directors for the Read it LOUD! Foundation

American Reading Company announced today that Jane Hileman, the company’s Founder and CEO, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Read it LOUD! Foundation.

February 21, 2011

African American Males Show Dramatic Gains in Reading Achievement at South Carolina’s Clinton Elementary School

In 2009, Ray embarked on a new reading initiative in partnership with American Reading Company to transform the school’s culture for reading success.

February 8, 2011

Camden Community Stakeholders Combine Forces to Propel Student Reading Achievement

Major stakeholders in the city of Camden are calling upon their respective constituents to participate in a “reading blitz” on February 22nd for students at Lanning Square Elementary School.

December 16, 2010

American Reading Company’s ARC Press Titles Make Their Way to Pakistan

Thanks to Camden City Public School ESL teacher Khadijah Sidiqi, students in Pakistan are now using American Reading Company’s ARC Press titles to help them learn English.

December 3, 2010

American Reading Company Founder & CEO Jane Hileman Receives 2010 Women of Distinction Award

The Philadelphia Business Journal, NAWBO and presenting sponsor Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Co., awarded the prestigious 2010 Women of Distinction Award to Jane Hileman, Founder & CEO of American Reading Company.

November 19, 2010

Parents in Texas Take the Pledge: “I’ll Turn Off the TV and Make Sure My Child Reads for 30 Minutes Every Night”

More than 250 people attended Meadowcreek Elementary School’s first annual 100 Book Challenge parents’ meeting.

November 15, 2010

All Hands On Deck: American Reading Company Employees Volunteer in Camden and Learn a Thing or Two From Enthusiastic Young Readers

ARC employees showed up yesterday at both Wiggins and Cramer College Preparatory Lab Schools to sit “elbow to elbow” with individual students, listening and observing as the students read for 30 minutes at their “just right” reading levels.

October 4, 2010

Texas’s Higgs, Carter, King Charter School Makes Parent Training Mandatory in Launching American Reading Company’s ACTION 100 Reading Initiative

In partnership with American Reading Company, administrators and teachers will undergo 30 days of training to master research-based teaching methods aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the new Common Core Standards.

September 27, 2010

Texas’s Raul Yzaguirre School for Success Partners with American Reading Company to Launch Nation’s First Action 100 Dual Language Reading Initiative

Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, Brownsville Campus, announced a new partnership with American Reading Company that will provide extensive teacher training, student incentives, and data-tracking systems to ensure all students are meeting reading goals.

September 16, 2010

Families Encouraged to Read Together as Part of “Let’s Make 2010–11 The Best School Year Ever!” Event Held Sept. 2 in Camden

Over 1,500 books and 60 pounds of cookies were given away Sept. 2nd to Camden families to help drive home the importance of reading together as part of the event sponsored in part by American Reading Company.

September 7, 2010

American Reading Company Among First to Bring Assessment Tool Built Around Common Core Standards to Education Market

American Reading Company is making it easy for school districts across the country to meet Common Core Standards (CCS) reading and language arts requirements with the Independent Reading Level Assessment (IRLA).

August 31, 2010

Oxford Area School District’s Commitment to Teacher Training Results in Dramatic Improvement in Student Reading Test Scores

For the first time since 2004, all Oxford Area School District K–8 schools have met or exceeded the state’s requirements for student proficiency in reading—success that is due in part to the district’s implementation of ACTION 100.

August 31, 2010

American Reading Company Joins Mayor Redd and “Famous Wally Amos” to Kick off New School Year on September 2nd

American Reading Company is proud to sponsor “Let’s Make 2010-11 the Best School Year Ever!”—a day-long September 2nd event for Camden students and parents that will involve free children’s books, free cookies and milk, and appearances by Wally Amos

June 10, 2010

Bettes Elementary School Celebrates Banner Year for Reading Achievement

Bettes Elementary School, Akron School District, was recognized as one of American Reading Company’s 25 Honor Schools in 2010.

May 26, 2010

Chantasia Harris of Camden City Public Schools to Be Honored as a Most Outstanding Reader at the Phillies Baseball Game on June 4th for ‘Be a Phanatic About Reading Literacy Night’

When first-grade teacher Paul Myers of Cramer Elementary School heard about the Philadelphia Phillies’ call for outstanding readers, one name instantly came to mind: Chantasia Harris.

May 25, 2010

American Reading Company Announces Record Sales

King of Prussia-based business is busy hiring new employees after a record-breaking 35 percent increase in sales over last year.

May 4, 2010

Stimulus-Funded Reading Program Provides 30 Days of Teacher Training to Propel Student Reading Growth in Pennsylvania’s Oxford Area School District

This year Oxford Area School District embarked on an ambitious district-wide literacy initiative, requiring teachers and principals to participate in 30 days of on-site training.

April 23, 2010

South Carolina’s Carlisle-Foster’s Grove Elementary School Is Awarded State’s Top Honor for Its Exemplary Reading Program and Will Be Recognized at the International Reading Association (IRA) Convention in Chicago, Illinois, on April 25th

Carlisle-Foster’s Grove Elementary of the Spartanburg County School District 2 has won the 2010 Exemplary Reading Program Award for the state of South Carolina, awarded by the International Reading Association and the South Carolina Reading Association.

April 22, 2010

March 23, 2010

South Carolina’s Clinton Elementary School Showcases Best Practices for Teacher Effectiveness Developed Using 100 Book Challenge, a Stimulus-Funded Reading Initiative

At the beginning of the school year, Principal Rachel Ray launched American Reading Company’s 100 Book Challenge as the structured independent reading system for use at school and at home, requiring daily parental involvement to monitor reading practice

February 24, 2010

Brevard Public Schools in Florida Launch the 100 Book Challenge Reading Initiative Using Federal Stimulus Funds; Parents Sign On as Home Coaches and Participate in Parent Workshops

Brevard Public Schools has nine K–6 elementary schools participating in American Reading Company’s 100 Book Challenge as a way to provide or supplement the availability of leveled text for independent reading.

February 23, 2010

Camden City Public Schools to Host Special Observation Day for Out-of-State District Leaders to Learn How Action 100 Is Transforming School Cultures for Sustainable Reading Achievement

Camden City Public Schools will host a special observation day on Friday, February 26, 2010, to showcase their success with Action 100, a Response to Intervention (RtI) Accountability Model implemented in partnership with American Reading Company.

February 18, 2010

Stimulus-Funded Literacy Success Story in Camden Tracks Rate of Reading Acquisition to Hold All School Stakeholders Accountable For Student Progress

Camden City Public Schools has launched a historic and unprecedented district-wide reading initiative in partnership with American Reading Company using federal stimulus funds in all 20 elementary and family schools.

February 17, 2010

American Reading Company Names Renowned Literacy Expert and Author Quality Quinn as Executive Vice President of Marketing

American Reading Company announced today that Quality Quinn has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Marketing.

January 19, 2010

Literacy Success Using RtI Model in Camden Takes Spotlight at National Title I Conference in Washington, D.C., January 21–24

When attendees visit the American Reading Company booth at this week’s Title I Conference in Washington, D.C. (January 21-24), they will learn about the success that Camden City Public Schools in New Jersey are having with Action 100.

January 5, 2010

American Reading Company receives national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise

American Reading Company has received its national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-NJ, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

January 5, 2010

American Reading Company Board Member, Richard Sarnoff, Named 2009 Person of the Year by Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly, the international news magazine for the publishing world, has named American Reading Company Board Member, Richard Sarnoff, the 2009 Person of the Year.

January 5, 2010

American Reading Company Bilingual Specialist and Author Lucía M. Sánchez Among Distinguished Guests at “Read Out Loud” Event Benefitting New York City Children

Approximately 350 children gathered at PS 125M in Manhattan for the “Read Out Loud!” family literacy fest. Focused on building awareness of the importance of family literacy, over 1,200 new books were given away.

August 26, 2009

February 1, 2009

Fifth-Grader Calls Company Long-Distance To Say “Thanks”

When 10-year-old Alexis Oquendo placed a long-distance call from Naples, Florida to American Reading Company to thank people there for the 100 Book Challenge reading program she loves so much, no one was quite sure whether or not to believe her.

December 1, 2008

American Reading Company Programs Generate Extraordinary Gains in Reading Scores in Baltimore County Public Schools

Baltimore County Public School elementary students participating in the 100 Book Challenge and Research Labs programs from American Reading Company have been experiencing extraordinary gains in their reading levels.

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