Two years ago, Florida required 100 of its lowest-performing elementary schools to add an extra hour each day to use the time for reading instruction. The program has produced good results.
The Library of Congress has just honored 826 DC with its first-ever Literacy Award, recognizing organizations working to address illiteracy in America.
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In Philadelphia, over half a million adults lack the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to get a job. They lost their jobs to changes in industry in this new, knowledge-based economy.
Started as a six-week pilot program in the town of Haifa, the idea of free books or ‘public libraries’ at several bus stops was quickly welcomed by riders.
Worldreader, a non- profit organization, seeks to make digital books available to the developing world, putting a library of books in the hands of every family electronically.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams says he has gotten start-up funding from the Lenfest Foundation for a new program targeting first time, non-violent drug offenders, and drug sellers, with the focus on rehabilitation.
Penn’s Fels Institute of Government recently produced a report on the economic value of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s services.
SEPTA and the United Way are teaming up and starting Monday they’re looking for used books in decent condition and they are hoping the public will help.