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Reading Program Is ‘Changing Lives One Student at a Time’

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ReadingPrincipalC(NewsUSA) – While parents may understand the importance of reading to their kids at an early age, not all children are born bookworms.

In fact, according to a report released last year by Common Sense Media, adolescents aren’t reading for fun much anymore and their reading achievement hasn’t increased for more than two decades.

Among the findings: girls tend to read 10 minutes longer than boys; and adolescents read more than teenagers.

And yet, one high school is challenging and exceeding this research by promoting and using a reading program that is not only helping its students understand and comprehend literature, but motivating them to read more.

Reading Plus (www.readingplus.com) is an online reading program that changes how, what, and why students read, and according to Jayne Ellspermann, the 2015 National Principal of the Year at West Port High School in Ocala, Fla., is helping her students to develop a confidence in reading that wasn’t there before.

“We have students who have mastered their basic needs, but what we really appreciate about Reading Plus is the opportunity for students, once they’re empowered, to exceed what we would have thought was their potential as they progress through this program,” says Ellspermann.

“As they are empowered, as they increase their reading potential, we are able to leverage Reading Plus to allow these students to become college ready, to increase their ACT and SAT scores, so that the possibilities for our students are limitless.”

The program targets specific skill gaps and helps to push students to meet their goals. In addition to developing basic proficiency, the program can help students move beyond grade-level reading and advance toward college-readiness.

Ellspermann hopes that through the use of the Reading Plus program, students will be empowered and inspired to pick up a book prior to National Reading Day on January 22 (http://national-reading-day.org).

“Reading Plus is changing lives one student at a time every single day,” says Natasha Murphy, the 2014 Florida Reading Association High School Reading Teacher of the Year “I’m able to see this change in my students daily. And it’s an amazing thing.”

For more information, visit www.readingplus.com.

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Episode 24 | U.S. Army Special Forces (ret) Lawrence Brown

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I am Refocused Podcast Show is brought to you by RefocusedMagazine.com live at Rockafellas Barber Shop every Thursday!

Today’s guests on I Am Refocused Podcast is Lawrence (Larry) Brown!

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Lawrence (Larry) Brown, 66, a 13 year Texas resident and Vietnam Era Special Forces veteran, spent 30 years, after separation, in every aspect of retail automotive distribution, including sales, and manufacturing. A proud father of three, grandfather of two, Larry earned his MBA in 2010. He formed E-Motive Business Concepts, LLC in 2012, to demonstrate the competence and consulting proficiency of for-profit university Masters Graduates.

As a 14 year old Christian, an officer of several fraternal organizations, associate producer of a feature film, evangelist, and weekly, radio broadcast co-host, Larry tutors, mentors, writes, and publically speaks of citizens’ responsibility, to raise awareness, and promote charitable activities for veterans and children, including those with special needs. Toastmasters maintains and hones his crucial communications skills.

Hear this podcast on Googleplay, TuneinRadio, iTunes, Spreaker, Youtube, and iHeartradio

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All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

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Episode 23 | Trevor Loudon and Lt Col (ret) Roy White

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I am Refocused Podcast Show is brought to you by RefocusedMagazine.com live at Rockafellas Barber Shop every Thursday!

Today’s guest on I Am Refocused Podcast is Trevor Loudon and Lt Col (ret) Roy White

Trevor Loudon Bio

Editor-in-Chief Trevor Loudon

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker and public speaker from Christchurch, New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics.

Trevor Loudon’s thesis is that what is commonly regarded as mainstream political policy is in fact driven and guided by hidden subversive elements. The Democratic party’s consistent defunding of the US military, Obamacare, the Iran Nuclear Deal, normalization of relations with Cuba, Islamic refugee re-settlement, $15 minimum wage, fracking bans, pipeline shutdowns and the push for illegal alien amnesty are all consistent with far-left and Islamist agendas.

Trevor Loudon believes that these forces must be exposed and countered, as America’s continued role as a bastion of freedom is pivotal for the future of western civilization.

Some of Trevor Loudon’s accomplishments:

Trevor’s hard-hitting political documentary, the Enemies Within, was released in 2016.
In Collaboration with the Capital Research Center, Trevor Loudon and Director Judd Saul created a series of mini-documentaries free to the public:
America Under Siege: Civil War 2017
America Under Siege: Soviet Islam
America Under Siege: Antifa
Trevor Loudon discovered the long-hidden relationship between notorious Hawaiian Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis and the young Barack Obama in 2007.
After extensively researching Obama’s ties to the New York and Chicago Marxist movements, Loudon began publishing his findings online, catching the eye of such prominent voices as Accuracy in Media and syndicated radio host Glenn Beck.
In 2009 Loudon exposed the communist roots of Obama “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones. After an extensive campaign by Glenn Beck and others, Jones was forced to resign from his White House position.
Since 2011 Loudon has toured the United States promoting his two books “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within” and “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” – an extensively footnoted expose of the rapidly unfolding Marxist takeover of the United States government.
Loudon has addressed more than 400 conservative, tea party, religious and Republican groups in more than 37 states.
Loudon has interviewed many people from both sides of the struggle over the years to former Western intelligence offices, to government undercover operatives inside the communist movement, to former KGB officers.

This research has given Loudon unique insight into how extensively often minuscule communist parties have been able to manipulate, and even control policy formation in many Western countries – particularly the “main enemy:” the United States of America. Loudon’s research shows that this is not just a historical problem, but is a very grave and looming threat which will not only impact America’s national security but indeed her very survival.

Trevor proudly serves as a fellow at both the American Freedom Alliance and the Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, and Social Thought.

Lt Col (ret) Roy White Bio

Married 38 years,
3 kids, 7 grandkids,
63 yrs old,
3 yrs of public school teaching, taught Kindergarten PE
Always dreamed of flying
20 years in AF flying fighters, trainers, Desert Storm, Southern Watch veteran,
’99 hired as commercial airline pilot
14 month to retirement
Began working in the non-profit world in ’06, changed my life
God led me into this arena to shape and strengthen my faith
Snowball Express – honoring children of military fallen heroes once a year, all expense paid trip to join with others
Next venture was helping other veteran NPOs
Next NPO was devoted to studying Islam and how to fight back against the threat in America
Began group to push back against the PC agendas found in public school social studies textbooks, Truth in Textbooks – amazing successes due to God’s intervention.
National effort with nearly 200 volunteers from around the country and more groups partnering with us, many Christian based groups.
Radio exposure in SAT with Lance Hoppes at 930 AM The Answer with Lance Hoppes…discuss the spiritual battle between Christianity and Islam
Serve on two Christian NPOs dedicated to educating Christian congregations about Islam.

Hear this podcast on Googleplay, TuneinRadio, iTunes, Spreaker, Youtube, and iHeartradio

Podcast weekly broadcast location:

Rockafellas Barber Shop (Owner: Rico Rodriguez)

1733 Babcock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229

Sponsors:

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by River City Donuts San Ant
1723 Babock Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by Bay Bay McClinton of All Sports Speed and Conditioning

http://www.allsportsfitness.net/

All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

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January Magazine Issue 2018

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What’s inside: Diana Barrios Trevino and Roland Trevino serves as the executive chairs for 2018 Khaki and Plaid, Diana also shares her story, learn how to get more out of your smartphone, tips for taking care of your winter wardrobe, Randy Adams learn to buy and sell cars, More students are going to grad school, and more!

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