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A Bookings study found that almost half of all poor children are not school ready by age five. Meaning those children aren't arriving to school with basic math and reading skills.  There are many factors for this, one reason is what's called a "word gap". Higher income kids get read too more often and are exposed to more words in books, songs and conversation. Poor kids are not and this affects literacy. Wayne gives Colleen a heads up about Sit Stay Read and she spends some time the volunteers and their dogs. SSR is Chicago-based non profit that goes into some of the cities poorest schools with dogs and help kids practice their reading skills. 

Colleen also has a job interview that doesn't go well, and Wayne tires to play matchmaker. 

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