DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a groundbreaking decision that said Detroit students had a constitutional right to education and literacy, just days after Michigan's...
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will ask the Michigan Legislature to provide at least $94.4 million to Detroit's public schools to settle a lawsuit that describes the city's...
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Legislature is asking a federal appeals court to set aside a groundbreaking decision that recognized a constitutional right to education and literacy in Detroit...
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Students at underperforming Detroit public schools have a constitutional right to literacy, a federal appeals court said Thursday in reviving a lawsuit against the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will spend $50 million for literary instruction at dozens of poor performing schools to settle a civil rights lawsuit that claimed the state hasn't done enough to...
NEW YORK (AP) — A special effort launched this week is promoting the idea of news literacy education to help the public, particularly young people who have grown up with social media, learn to...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday took testimony involving Idaho's education standards on English and literacy for the state's 300,000 students put forward by the Idaho...
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Education won a federal grant of nearly $50 million for a long-term effort to enhance literacy among children, officials said.
DETROIT (AP) — An elementary school in Detroit now boasts a new learning space that includes more than 1,000 age-appropriate books and specially designed furniture to enhance students' learning...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) —
A South Carolina lawmaker wants education officials to develop plans to teach students to be more critical of what they read and post online.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The results of a national exam show student reading scores have dropped despite a $150 million investment into a North Carolina literacy program.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Efforts to improve child literacy in Ohio are getting a boost from a federal grant worth $42 million over five years.
The state Department of Education says the funding...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls area librarians are spending the next three years with one major goal in mind: to increase early childhood literacy skills across the city in measurable ways...
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — Bisbee's 137-year-old Copper Queen Library is getting national recognition, thanks to an innovative range of services such as a seed library for gardeners and early literacy...
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A literacy grant is going to help continue a daily reading program at Monument Elementary School in Bennington.
The $1,000 grant from Vermont Reading Partners, a...
WATERBURY CENTER, Vt. (AP) — The Children's Literacy Foundation has awarded 10 grants to New Hampshire and Vermont organizations serving low-income, at-risk and rural children under 12 this...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The president of the company that formerly ran a literacy program for Kansas' public elementary schools alleged Monday that the state canceled the multimillion-dollar grant in...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has canceled a grant for an early literacy program for public school children after a previously unreleased audit found that the company administering the course...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers have given final approval to provisions aimed at improving a public school literacy program that's yet to meet expectations.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — New research from Michigan State University finds between 2% and 5% of third-graders would be held back if the state's early literacy law was in effect.
CHICAGO (AP) — Adult literacy programs across Illinois will split $5.6 million in state grants to help people improve their English-language, reading, writing and math skills.
When we think of literacy, we tend to think of reading. Schools, literary nonprofits and philanthropists often focus on encouraging students to be strong readers with solid comprehension...
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Torunn Radcliffe had never seen a horse in person.
That changed last Tuesday when the Literacy Volunteers of Marion County got a visit from Stormy the miniature horse,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the competition for the XPrize For Global Learning (all times local):
A US company founded by game-developer parents who wanted to help their...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina public school literacy program championed by Republican Senate leader Phil Berger that hasn't met expectations so far would get retooled in legislation...
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson's latest gift for literacy is a $1.25 million pledge to classroom libraries.
On Tuesday, the best-selling author announced the fifth installment for his...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An effort championed by North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger to improve student literacy by third grade would be retooled in new legislation.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A Mandan elementary school has launched a new stress-relief program in which students write, direct and perform their own stage plays, and a performance for parents is planned...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota lawmaker proposed a new state program to recognize students who graduate from high school with a strong understanding of civics.
The bill introduced Tuesday would create the South Dakota state seal of civics literacy program. Students at participating schools who meet the program's requirements would have a reproduction of the state seal attached to their diploma and a note added to their grade transcript.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The city of Niagara Falls is using job training and literacy programs to fight poverty.
State and city officials recently announced more than $536,000 in state funds will support programs that aim to prepare unemployed residents and low-income workers for better opportunities.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Researchers say North Carolina's Read to Achieve literacy program has had no gains with five years of test scores showing little benefit.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Valley View Junior High School students are learning to lead — by the book.
Student volunteers read children's books to the elementary school students to excite and motivate the younger students about reading.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three literacy and educational organizations are being honored by the Library of Congress, with cash awards totaling $250,000.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana education officials say 67 school systems will share in more than $10 million worth of grants aimed at improving struggling students' reading and writing skills.
In a news release, the state education department ways the money comes from a $55.5 million "Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy" grant Louisiana received from the federal government last year.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina public school reading teachers in early grades will benefit from new technology to help them better monitor student literacy strengths and weaknesses.
State schools Superintendent Mark Johnson says the Department of Public Instruction has provided iPads to every reading teacher in kindergarten through third grade, delivering them in time for the start of classes. Johnson is highlighting the purchases Wednesday at an event in Salisbury.
DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit focused on the poor reading skills of students at several Detroit schools, concluding in part that there's no constitutional right to literacy— and drawing vows of an appeal.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Fargo Public Library is eliminating overdue fines for all children's materials in an effort to increase literacy.
Library officials said Monday that research shows doing away with fines encourages children to check out more items and that materials are usually returned on time.
The library's policy change takes effect Monday. People will still be charged for lost and damaged items.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Volunteers turned out this week in Des Moines to build kits to help boost the reading skills of kids.
United Way of Central Iowa hosted Literacy Solstice on Thursday. All day, volunteers from around central Iowa created 1,000 literacy kits that each includes a book and activities to reinforce literacy skills.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer is proposing to provide preschool to all 4-year-olds, to triple the number of literacy coaches and to stop transferring school aid revenue to colleges.
The proposals are included in an education plan the former legislative leader outlined at a Lansing school Friday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Board of Education has unanimously approved "Bible literacy" standards for public schools after being challenged by the ACLU to keep Church and State separate, as required by the Constitution.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of Ohio school districts and consortiums of districts will split $33 million in federal grant money to improve literacy development.
Ohio's Department of Education says the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant especially aims to boost literacy for more students who live in poverty, have disabilities, or are identified as English learners or struggling readers.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials are proceeding with a proposal that would require public schools to administer improvement and intervention plans and in some cases hold back students who have literacy skills below grade level.
Education Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski is proposing the new rules that would apply to students in kindergarten through third grade.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston's leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she thought about what issues she'd like to focus on should she become first lady.
HOUSTON (AP) — In his first public comments since his wife's death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Atlantic City Free Public Library is bringing books to local barbershops in an effort to promote youth literacy.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are giving Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology $30 million to help improve the literacy skills of elementary school students across the nation.
The Reach Every Reader program will combine scientific research with methods of tracking and predicting students' reading abilities to develop a web-based screening tool to identify kindergartners at high risk of reading difficulties.
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area nonprofit is bringing experts together to discuss literacy in the city and across southeastern Michigan.
Southfield-based Beyond Basics will host its March 1 Literacy Summit at Detroit's Mumford High School.
The summit is held every two years and is open to the public. Educators, officials at literacy-related nonprofits, community activists and foundation leaders are expected to attend.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Jane Hodges Crater is vivacious, determined, energetic, and sometimes, appalled. Appalled that more than 30 million adults in the United States can't read, according to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy. It's a fact the retired educator has spent decades of her life trying to change.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Indiana Department of Correction, alleging that prison officials are discriminating against a blind former inmate by refusing to let him participate in a literacy program to get his sentence reduced.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state of Tennessee has announced dozens of grants to improve computer and online skills and access to broadband services at libraries.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said Thursday that libraries in 52 cities and counties are receiving digital literacy and broadband adoption grants.