Little Red Caboose Child Care, ECFE to promote early literacy

Dickens, Potter books must read for kids, say parents

August 20, 2012
Charles Dickens’ novella ‘A Christmas Carol’ has topped the list of books parents consider must-reads for their kids with Potter series coming a close second, according to a UK survey.

Reading challenge: Book handout keeps kids reading

August 17, 2012
Ehe Summer 6 reading challenge initiated by the state’s Office of Public Instruction aims to keep kids reading throughout the summer. With only six books, struggling readers can keep up with their peers and be ready when classes resume in September.

How to jumpstart your child’s reading

August 14, 2012
Ensuring your child’s success this school year can be achieved by increasing their reading habits. Examining and learning about virtually anything in the world begins by first learning how to read. It’s a skill that develops with time, but without proper direction, kids may not realize its importance.

Boys and Girls Clubs debuts new library, reading rooms

August 14, 2012
More than 300 children routinely take advantage of the learning opportunities provided by the Plano branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County. Now, thanks to Capital One and The Heart of America Foundation, students will have access to a new library, two new reading rooms and hundreds of new library books.

Teaching financial literacy

August 9, 2012
Three Humboldt County educators recently participated in the “Family Economics and Financial Education Conference,” a nationally renowned teacher-training to educate youth about personal finance.

Waukee library offering 3 new literacy programs

August 8, 2012
The Waukee Public Library is rolling out three new literacy programs aimed at the community’s elementary-aged students, said its director.

Texting is eroding tweens’ literacy skills, Penn State study shows

August 8, 2012
It probably comes as no surprise to those of us who have read our kids’ composition papers, but a new study by Penn State researchers finds that text messaging is eroding the literacy skills of our tweens.
July 26, 2012
Little Red Caboose Child Care and ECFE were two of the 30 organizations to receive donated books through Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) BookStart program, a partnership between SMIF and Capstone.

First Book hits one out of the park for literacy

July 23, 2012
Afternoon showers did not dampen the spirits of hundreds of baseball fans who gathered at MCU Park in Coney Island on Friday to watch the Brooklyn Cyclones game.

Improving health literacy in primary care

July 23, 2012
Many chronic and acute illnesses require the patient’s understanding of their illness or disease in order to avoid poor health outcomes. With this in mind, when providing health information to patients, value is typically measured based on the rate of patient compliance with a treatment plan.

First-ever ‘Literacy March Across Harlem’ brings new message (and many books) to 14th annual Harlem Book Fair

July 23, 2012
Conceived by Total Equity Now founder Joe Rogers Jr. to encourage reading

Broomfield’s library’s literacy fair aims to ready little readers

July 17, 2012
With colorful shapes, lively games and plenty of story telling, the Early Literacy Fair aims to get young children ready to read.

Small Business: Improving workplace literacy to build profit

July 17, 2012
Around half of New Zealand’s 2.2 million employed adults have literacy, numeracy and language gaps.

Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools

July 17, 2012
The 2008 financial crisis and the great recession exposed Americans’ flawed understanding of personal finance.

Bill aims at teen’s financial literacy

July 3, 2012
Fitchburg is one of two dozen Massachusetts cities being targeted for new financial literacy high-school classes designed to teach students about personal finance.

Nissan Supports Early Childhood Literacy in Middle Tennessee with $100,000 Donation to Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation

July 2, 2012
Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam was on hand to say “thank you” today to Nissan North America – a major corporate statewide sponsor of the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) – at an event held at Glen Leven Day School in Nashville.

San Antonio crowned an ‘All-American City’ for literacy efforts

July 2, 2012
San Antonio has been named an All-American City by the National Civic League, recognizing the Alamo City’s efforts to ensure that more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.

Maryland promoting oral health literacy

‘Kids Reading Across RI’ Is Full Swing in RI

June 25, 2012
The state Office of Library & Information Services recently hosted its third annual kick-off of the summer reading program at the State House.

Old Stone Church takes part in Community Literacy Program

June 25, 2012
The Old Stone Church Playschool takes part in a Community Literacy Program.

“Literacy Makes You Lazy”: Saving Endangered Languages

June 25, 2012
“Literacy makes you lazy: we don’t memorize 10,000-word epic poems any more,” David Harrison, the director of research for the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, told an audience at the Aspen Environment Forum in Colorado this past weekend.

Allianz Life Awards $475,000 to Local Organizations to Promote Financial Literacy

June 20, 2012
BestPrep and Junior Achievement each receive $100,000 as part of Ongoing Partnership

Summer reading programs promote literacy for a lifetime

June 19, 2012
The first day of summer is hours away and libraries are already helping give student an extra edge for next school year.

Schools and Library Team Up to Keep Kids Reading This Summer

June 15, 2012
Public library has announced its summer reading program complete with book discussions, storytelling, games, activities, guest authors, and more. The school district encourages parents to take part in the many programs offered.

High school authors read books to kids

May 21, 2012
Today marks the first day of the 2012 “Dream Big Read” Summer Reading Program for both Rolling Hills Library and the St. Joseph Public Library.

High school authors read books to kids

May 21, 2012
On Friday, MacArthur High School students visited Stevenson School to read to the children’s books they had written and illustrated themselves as part of their advanced composition class. Joseph’s was about Maxx, a country dog who decides to visit the big city.

Money-Smart Kids: Good News From The Financial Literacy Summit

May 14, 2012
At the recently held sixth annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit, I announced the results of the 2012 Global Financial Literacy Barometer, which surveyed residents of 28 countries. The U.S. finished fourth, behind Brazil, Mexico, and Australia.

Abilene teachers offer tips for keeping kids busy this summer

May 13, 2012
Bowling, gardening, riding bikes, playing tennis, going horseback riding. Those are just a few things on Suzanne Casey’s list of activities kids can do during the summer. Casey has been a teacher for 15 years and has seen the difference it makes in the life of a child when the summer months include some structure.

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy provides free books for young children

May 13, 2012
According to the Ferst Foundation, children develop much of their capacity to learn in the first three years of life when the brain grows to 90 percent of its eventual adult weight.

Five Summer Programs to Help Parents Motivate Kids to Read

May 2, 2012
While rewards work, StudyDog officials say having a parent or other important adult in a child’s life cheering them on as they work toward their reading goals is a powerful incentive.

Read Aloud seeks volunteers for schools

May 2, 2012
The Read Aloud West Virginia program is recruiting volunteers to read books to elementary school students in Wood County schools.

The Native American Lending Alliance Launch Financial Literacy Campaign For Students And Consumers

May 1, 2012
Today the Native American Lending Alliance and EverFi announced the launch of a new financial literacy program that combines the latest in new media technologies, gaming levels, 3D environments and adaptive pathing in an effort to provide the best comprehensive financial education to schools in Indian Country.

Steel Valley to get $620,870 grant for literacy programs

April 26, 2012
Steel Valley School District has been awarded a $620,870 Keystones to Opportunity grant through the state Department of Education.

Child literacy bill altered in Colorado

April 26, 2012
A children’s literacy bill aimed at making sure all Colorado pupils read by fourth grade passed a big test in the state Senate on Wednesday, but not before senators took a red pen to parts of the measure to address complaints it was too ham-fisted toward struggling young readers.

The NFEC Launches ‘The Talk Financial Literacy PSA’

April 25, 2012
The National Financial Educators Council launches a nationwide awareness campaign – The Talk financial literacy PSA.

Reading Is Fundamental Launches “Book People Unite,” a National Campaign Sparking a Movement for Children’s Literacy

April 17, 2012
Today Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the country, is launching “Book People Unite,” a bold awareness campaign to focus a spotlight on children’s literacy nationwide.

ACA Supports National Financial Literacy Month

April 16, 2012
ACA, the only community of fee-only financial planners focused on holistic planning strategies, announced that in recognition of National Financial Literacy month it has developed a web page to provide individuals with a variety of resources to help improve their finances.

San Antonio Area High School Students Get A Lesson In Finance With A Scavenger Hun Through Local Credit Union

April 16, 2012
Generations Federal Credit Union hosts more than 70 local high school student for National Financial Literacy Month

Harlem Book Fair Launches “Year of Literacy”

April 10, 2012
Brick City is getting a slice of the Big Apple this month when it welcomes the Harlem Book Fair, a two-day multicultural event that will kickoff the “Year of Literacy” in Newark.

CyGold promotes financial literacy among students

April 8, 2012
The idea for CyGold was spawned by former Government of the Student Body President Dakota Hoben and Vice President Jared Knight (who now serves as GSB president) during their campaign last spring, eventually becoming a reality during their term this year.

Student raises awareness about child literacy

April 8, 2012
About 50 students at Carolina Forest Elementary beamed with excitement as they walked into the school’s multi purpose room on Tuesday afternoon. Recess had long ended and the school day was coming to an end, yet the children were content with sitting quietly together and excitedly pored over the pages of their brand new books. Samantha South, a 17-year-old senior at White Oak High School, looked at each child and remembered the same joy that she found in books at that age.

Wisconsin Offers Financial Literacy Grants to Local Schools

April 2, 2012
Wisconsin’s financial and education regulators are offering the state’s public and private K-12 schools grants of up to $10,000 to promote financial literacy.

The NFEC Announces National Financial Literacy Ambassador – Mrs. DC America, Arika Burton

April 2, 2012
The National Financial Educators Council announces Arika Burton, 2012 Mrs. DC America and Mrs. America contestant, as their National Financial Literacy Ambassador.

Teams gather for the Brain Games to benefit Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle

April 1, 2012
The event concluded with The Herald-Mail’s team called ‘S’ Words for $400, Alex, in first place and ACT Smart in the first runner-up position. Spirit Meisters and We Used to be Dyslexic, but Now We’re KO participated in a tiebreaker for additional runner-up spots.

March 23, 2012
The campaign being launched at Baltimore’s National Dental Museum is part of a state effort to improve access to dental care following the 2007 death of Deamonte Driver. The Prince George’s County boy died from a tooth infection that spread to his brain after his coverage lapsed and his mother couldn’t find a dentist to treat him.

Toys for Tots Literacy Program Marks $2 Million Milestone

March 22, 2012
The UPS Store Impacts Local Communities by Providing Books to Less Fortunate Children, Libraries and Schools

Obama Administration Challenges Students, Teachers and Parents to Tackle Financial Literacy

March 15, 2012
High school-aged students from across the country can test their knowledge about personal finance through the National Financial Capability Challenge and earn a chance to be recognized by the Obama Administration. The annual Challenge enhances students’ financial capability by strengthening their understanding of saving, budgeting and investing, among other central personal financial concepts. The voluntary online exam is available to students now through April 13.

Bringing financial literacy to Wellesley’s classrooms and beyond

March 15,2012
tate Rep. Alice Peisch has been inundated with curriculum suggestions for the more than 300 school districts located throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts lately.

More Than 120 Communities Commit to Ambitious Plans to Improve Early Literacy

March 13, 2012
Spurred by a reading crisis for American students, more than 120 cities, counties and towns have submitted ambitious and sustainable plans to get students on track for grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

Read Aloud Day activities give voice to importance of literacy

March 5, 2012
The third annual World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday asks this question: What would the world be like if everyone could read and write? The celebration of literacy, an initiative of the nonprofit LitWorld, encourages people from all walks of life worldwide to communicate the message that the right to read and write belongs to everyone. LitWorld focuses on cultivating literacy skills in the world’s most vulnerable children.

Trivia Bee raises money for literacy awareness

March 5, 2012
Question….what’s a fun event that helps raise money for literacy awareness? The answer…the annual Trivia Bee. Dozens packed the conference center at the Clarkston Quality Inn on Friday night to take part in the Lewis-Clark Valley Literacy Council’s yearly trivia contest.

Hugo Reid Honors Dr. Seuss, Encourages Students to Love Reading

March 5, 2012
Hugo Reid recently joined tens of thousands of elementary schools in a nationwide celebration of reading. Every year, the National Education Association, a group of more than 3.2 million educators who work to improve public schools, call upon schools around the nation to encourage children to develop a life-long love affair with books.

Robeson County literacy foundation aims to fight crime with books

February 23, 2012
Suspense author Patricia M. Terrell said she believes increasing the literacy rate in Robeson County will decrease its soaring crime rate. That is why she co-founded the Book ‘Em Foundation.

State’s largest health literacy event set for March 22-23

February 21, 2012
All health care providers and support staff, as well as the general public, are invited to the Health Literacy Kentucky Summit, billed as the best annual opportunity in Kentucky to advance awareness, knowledge and skills related to communication about health care. This year’s theme for the event is “Building your health literacy toolkit.” Numerous discussions, interactive workshops and skill-building sessions are slated to help improve patient communication on all levels.

Churches cook up a fundraiser for literacy

February 13, 2012
A chili cook-off to raise funds for an after-school program has drummed up a little friendly competition. Sunday afternoon at St. Martin Lutheran Church at the corner of 8th and Chestnut streets in Port Huron, about 50 people sampled 18 different varieties of chili to pick their favorite.

Read Across America promotes literacy

February 4, 2012
Hundreds of children of all ages sat down with parents and teachers Saturday afternoon to spend time reading together during the annual Read Across America event, hosted by Las Cruces’ National Education Association to promote literacy.

Texas 4-H ‘invests’ in Young Texas Saves initiative

February 2, 2012
Clubs asked to present financial education program at February meetings.

City receives grant for financial literacy education.

February 1, 2012
Bridgeport has been awarded a $15,000 DollarWISE Innovation Grant from the U.S. Conference of Mayors to help students learn about financial literacy.

Fort Bend ISD students to benefit from $100,000 grant to Junior Achievement

February 1, 2012
Fort Bend ISD students are among 230,000 Texas students who will benefit from a $100,000 grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to Junior Achievement (JA) of Southeast Texas.

Great Falls schools receive $1.1 million for literacy program

January 19, 2012
Great Falls Public Schools’ and Browning Public Schools’ efforts to improve literacy skills across the grade levels got a big boost Wednesday when the Montana Office of Public Instruction announced that the state is the recipient of a $7.6 million federal grant.

Free Financial Literacy Program for Colleges is Offered through the NFECs’ Financial EduNation Campaign

January 17, 2012
The National Financial Educators Council offers a free financial literacy program for universities to address the student loan default rate and help students graduate with personal financial knowledge.

Financial literacy: Know your business skills…early

January 12, 2012
“Poor financial decisions at an early stage can cost the youth their opportunities. We will help them make smarter decisions and minimise risks,” Aftab Ahmad Chaudhry, managing director of the Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE), said on Wednesday.

Summer of Sisterhood program stresses literacy, self-confidence among girls

January 11, 2012
McClain, who has a background in music and poetry, wanted to create a program for girls that would encourage literacy and self-expression. In 2010, she created the Summer of Sisterhood program, which she holds at the West Side Community House.

Charles County Schools Add Online Financial Training to Curriculum

January 3, 2012
Charles County Public Schools has adopted an online program designed to teach high school students financial literacy. The Maryland district is using the EverFi Financial Literacy Platform for High Schools, which integrates 3D gaming, social networking, online animations, video, and messaging tools to educate students in complex financial concepts.

Sixth-annual Mittenfest music festival raises record $21K for 826michigan

January 2, 2012
After five nights of nonstop rock at Woodruff’s bar in Ypsilanti, the organizers of the annual Mittenfest music festival are celebrating a big win. Now in its sixth year, Mittenfest raised more than $21,000 this year for 826michigan, an Ann Arbor-based nonprofit dedicated to literacy and helping youths with creating writing.

Two High School Teachers Receive Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award

December 23, 2011
Two Menomonee Falls teachers were recognized by the governor Thursday for their creation of educational program based on income taxes.

Verizon Customers in California Donate $52,000 to Benefit Literacy Programs

December 20, 2011
Verizon landline customers in California have donated $52,000 to four nonprofit groups promoting literacy, including the Assistance League of Covina Valley, which was awarded the top grant of $25,000.

Free financial literacy classes offered at MPTC

December 18, 2011
Jeff Kemp, a financial educator from Oshkosh, will present a series of seven lessons on the topic of financial literacy at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 10 to Feb. 21 at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac.

H-E-B donates $1,500, 15K books

December 16, 2011
H-E-B donated 15,000 books and $1,500 last week to area literacy organizations and elementary schools across the Coastal Bend.

Health literacy linked with proper daily care and management for heart failure patients

December 16, 2011
A patient’s education level is not a fail-safe predictor of how well they will manage symptoms related to complicated chronic diseases, such as heart failure, according to a Purdue University study.

Children’s Literacy Initiative Receives $450,000 Donation from Townsend Press to Launch The Camden Literacy Project

December 15, 2011
Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) has received a $450,000 donation from Townsend Press, a highly regarded educational publisher based in Camden County, NJ. The Townsend donation will launch a new multi-faceted venture, the Camden Literacy Project.

Students learn ‘real-life skills’ in financial literacy classes

December 14, 2011
From budgeting their money and managing debt to learning about owning a business and entrepreneurship, Fair Lawn High School students and teachers are taking a hand-on approach to meeting the new personal financial literacy requirements.

The UPS Store and Toys For Tots Book Drive Helps Deliver the Gift of Reading

December 6, 2011
The UPS Store located on Atlantic Ave. in Long Beach, CA, in conjunction with The UPS Store locations nationwide, is teaming up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and Sony Pictures’ holiday movie, “Arthur Christmas,”to help deliver the gift of reading through a new book.

Scrabble Mania raises funds for Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County

December 5, 2011
Scrabble Mania and Silent Auction raised more than $1,800 for Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County Inc. at an event on Nov. 18 in the Lyons Community Center, 4 Manhattan St., Lyons.

Random book-sharing promotes child reading

December 5, 2011
Harvey Scribner, a technology teacher at University City Promise Academy, launched a new children’s book program in September called “Random Acts of Literacy.” The inspiration for Scribner’s initiative came about one day during an afternoon commute home on SEPTA’s regional rail.

Teens teaming up as literacy mentors

November 28, 2011
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County has launched a new program to improve literacy in elementary-age students across the county.

Arts And Literacy Festival Returns To Newhall Park Saturday

November 28, 2011
The City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation are inviting community members to the fifth annual Literacy and Arts Festival at Newhall Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 3.

School Spotlight: Nonprofit brings early literacy training to hospitals and clinics

November 28, 2011
Ruth Sias, a youth services librarian at the Goodman South Madison Branch library, recently received an award for her work to expand a program that promotes early literacy and school readiness in several area medical clinics.

Chevron $50,000 Investment to Help One Million California K–12 Students Become Financially Literate

November 21, 2011
Chevron recently awarded the California Council on Economic Education $50,000 to support the organization’s Expansion Campaign to teach one million California K–12 students economics and personal finance by 2015.

Local bank launches financial literacy program

November 15, 2011
To help citizens of lower Fairfield County better understand their everyday financial needs, First County Bank has joined CTE Inc. to provide a Financial Literacy Program for adults.

Reading earns elementary kids early Christmas presents

November 15, 2011
Some students at Florida-Kansas Elementary School will start their holiday break with a new set of wheels this year.

2011 Give a Kid a Book Campaign Kicks Off

November 15, 2011
The Brown County Library is once again asking people to give the gift of reading in the upcoming holiday season.

Six Flags and Discovery Education Promote Literacy Among K-6 Students with ‘Read to Succeed’ Program

November 9, 2011
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Discovery Education announced today that Read to Succeed, an online-based educational program designed to inspire K-6 students to engage in recreational reading, will continue to award complimentary tickets to students across the country.

“Reading Rocks” Program Helps Local Children

November 8, 2011
It’s the foundation of learning, and on Tuesday morning, that foundation got a bit stronger for some Austin youngsters.

Teaching kids financial literacy? Don’t forget entrepreneurship

October 31, 2011
You teach them the value of hard work and the importance of telling the truth, how to be a loyal friend and a good citizen. But you might be overlooking one of the most important lessons you can teach your children to help ensure they do well in life – financial literacy.

Gaps in 1st language slow down adults’ quest to learn a 2nd

October 31, 2011
For adults trying to gain enough English proficiency to shop, bank and work, their task is made even harder if they can’t read in their native language.

Author speaks at MNW Literacy Night Tuesday

October 26, 2011
Author Ryan Sloth spoke at Manson Northwest Webster Elementary in Barnum Tuesday as part of the school’s Literacy Night event.

Literacy walkathon set for Nov. 5

October 26, 2011
Celebrating its 20th year, Amherst County’s signature literacy advocacy group will hold a fundraiser walkathon at 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at Sweet Briar College.

Ferguson Library Celebrates Teen Read Week

October 19, 2011
In honor of national Teen Read Week, Ferguson Library will host its second Teen Read-in this Friday from 6pm—midnight at the Harry Bennett Branch.

150+ Cities, Counties Across the Country Pledge to Make Early Reading an Urgent Priority

October 17, 2011
Mayors, county officials, and other civic leaders from more than 150 U.S. communities have agreed to target early literacy as an urgent priority, recognizing that children who don’t learn to read well by the end of third grade are more likely to struggle academically and less likely to finish high school.

Seacoast Head Start students ‘Read for the Record’

October 11, 2011
Students at Seacoast Head Start had an opportunity last Thursday morning to participate in a literacy project that went beyond enjoying a traditional story time. The project, “Read for the Record,” is a nationwide campaign presented through a partnership between the Pearson Foundation and Jumpstart.

MBA and EverFi Team Up on Financial Literacy Initiative

October 10, 2011
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has announced a partnership with EverFi, a financial literacy software company, to bring the latest in new media technology to teach, assess and certify adults in our communities in hundreds of topics in financial literacy.

Read to Lead Kicks Off Reading Day

September 22, 2011
The first Let’s Read Day, on September 10, included 15 events primarily held at groceries throughout the South and West, with some drawing as many as 500 participants.

Will the LEARN Act help kids learn to read?

September 21, 2011
The introduction earlier this year of the Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation Act (or the LEARN Act) in the House and in the Senate is an important step in literacy policy for our nation.

Slow progress in school? Vision problems could be cause

September 15, 2011
For Chris Cooper and his wife, nothing could be more frustrating: As elementary school educators in Abilene Public Schools, their own son was reading below his grade level.

Stanford researchers show that there’s more than one way to read – with implications for reading disorders

September 14, 2011
Motion, not just the black-and-white contrast of the printed word, can help us recognize words, and thus to read.

 

YWCA Offers Adult Literacy Programs

September 1, 2011
The YWCA Tri-County Area in Pottstown is part of the ProLiteracy (www.proliteracy.com) network of adult literacy and basic education organizations focused on improving adult literacy rates.


Agencies Join Efforts to Address Adult Illiteracy

August 31, 2011
Literacy organizations in the Aurora area are teaming up to share resources and increase exposure while fighting the same cause.

Verizon Seeks Public’s Help in Selecting California Nonprofits to Receive More Than $52,000 in ‘Check Into Literacy’ Grants

August 29, 2011
Thanks to the generosity of Verizon customers who have participated in the company’s Check Into Literacy program, grants totaling more than $52,000 are now available to nonprofit literacy organizations in Verizon California’s wireline territory.

Back To School Financial Literacy Tips

August 26, 2011
With millions of students from kindergarten to college heading back to school, adding financial literacy to your child’s curriculum this fall can teach invaluable skills for today and in the future.

Casella Waste and VPR donate 6,500 books to Children’s Literacy Foundation

August 22, 2011
Casella Waste Systems, in Partnership With Vermont Public Radio, Donates 6,500 New Books to the Children’s Literacy Foundation

New mini-library at Boyd Park continues effort to spread literacy

August 22, 2011
The small library placed in Boyd Park continues its effort to spread literacy to its community.

Woodbridge Rotary Receives Literacy Award

August 17, 2011
Club is recognized for its many programs focusing on childrens literacy.

No Child Revisited: Gives Schools Mazimum Flexibiity to Improve Performance

August 16, 2011
If states carry out certain education reforms, give their schools waivers from No Child Left Behind’s proficiency requirements.

Gulf Coast Rads: On The Same Page

August 16, 2011
Libraries and literacy organizations in the Greater Houston area have joined together to present this year’s exciting “One Book, One City” program — Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page.

Comcast Launches Low-Cost Internet For Low-Income Families With Children

August 11, 2011
Comcast will provide discounted internet service along with programs to encourage online literacy for families with students eligible for federal school lunch subsidies.

Macy’s Be Book Smart Campaign Raises $4.9 Million for Reading Is Fundamental

August 11, 2011
For the third year in a row, more than 1 million Macy’s customers sprung into action to support Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit organization.

On The Money: Spoil Children With Financial Literacy

August 11, 2011
Despite cultural differences and personal preferences, raising children to be fiscally responsible never goes out of style.

Boys & Girls Clubs Receives Donations

August 10, 2011
The for-profit college has donated more than $800,000 to 20 Boys & Girls Clubs since September, including the central Iowa chapter, and has awarded 22 full-tuition scholarships.

Beyond Books: Learning and Literacy at the Library

June 11, 2011
Summer is quickly approaching (hooray!) As exciting as that is for the kids, parents and caregivers may be stressing over how to provide their children with memorable experiences over the next few months.

Verizon Foundation Offers Literacy Grants to New Jersey Nonprofit Organizations

June 10, 2011
Deadline for Applications Extended Until June 17; Grants to Be Funded By Landline Customers’ Donations Through Verizon’s ‘Check Into Literacy’ Program

Watch Mark Sanchez, Padma Lakshmi & More Big Stars Support New York Giant Justin Tuck!

June 7, 2011
Paparazzi, fans, local star-gazers, and tourists stopped traffic in Manhattan as Giants football star Justin Tuck held his 3rd Annual Celebrity Billiards Tournament last week to benefit youth literacy in New York and Alabama.

Duchess of Cornwall asks J K Rowling for Harry Potter magic

June 5, 2011
JK Rowling, the Harry Potter author, holds a meeting with the Duchess of Cornwall to discuss their shared passion for children’s literacy.

Bilingual literacy programs converge

June 4, 2011
New middle schoolers have plenty to deal with adjusting to new academic and social challenges. Focusing on a college education often isn’t a top priority.

Hines Ward lends helping hand to literacy, mixed-race kids

June 2, 2011
NFL star and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ champion: ‘Football is my passion. Children are my heart

U.S. Working to Raise Literacy of Afghan Forces to 3rd Grade Level Before 2014 Turnover

May 31, 2011 
A senior official for the U.S.-led NATO Training Mission and Combined Security Transition in Afghanistan said that national forces there are projected to have attained a third-grade literacy level by the time they take the lead for their country’s security — in place of U.S.-NATO forces — at the end of 2014.