JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is hosting a series of meetings for families of students in kindergarten through third grade who want to improve their children’s reading skills and learn more about state testing.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a plan that would have overhauled how elementary schools work with young children who struggle to read, saying it needs more money to support the changes.
DETROIT (AP) — A foundation named after late Detroit-area philanthropist Archie “Art” Van Elslander is donating $1.5 million to improve literacy at his former high school, officials said Wednesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials have selected five school districts to receive $300,000 grants under an early literacy program.
The state Department of Education says the Reading 360 Model Districts include Bristol, Tennessee, City Schools; Jackson County Schools; Lebanon Special School District; Milan Special School District; and Williamson County Schools.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to invest $50 million by 2025 to help improve access to education in Detroit, employment opportunities and city neighborhoods.
The automaker said Tuesday that it is working with the city on the initiative and that the funding will go through Detroit-based nonprofits.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for her writing on race is joining with educators in Iowa to launch a free community-based after-school literacy program in her hometown.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top public school policymakers Tuesday spurned a push from Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley to move ahead with creation of a literacy-focused accountability system for the state's youngest learners.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is setting aside $15 million in federal pandemic funds to improve early literacy, state education officials said.
Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson said Wednesday that early literacy is critical to long-term academic success.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed off on a $17.1 billion K-12 budget Tuesday in Grand Rapids in an effort to close a decadeslong funding gap among school districts in Michigan.
The new budget raises overall funding for schools by 10%, and brings per-student state aid minimum to $8,700 per-student.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are rolling out a new platform that will track progress among preschool children to better prepare them for kindergarten and make it easier for parents to keep tabs...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) —
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a pair of education bills into law Tuesday that proponents hope will improve student literacy and early learning programs that prepare children for kindergarten...
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — A nonprofit that encourages reading and writing among low-income, at risk and rural children in New Hampshire and Vermont is accepting applications for a summer readers program through June 1...
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 governor settled the case by agreeing to seek millions from the Legislature to improve education.
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 schools as “slum-like” and incapable of delivering access to literacy.
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 track down trustworthy information...
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 State Board of Education...
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 skills...
NEW YORK — 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 Patterson Partnership, formed in coordination with Scholastic Book Club.
FLORENCE, S.C. -- In observance of Read-Across-America Week and in honor of Dr. Seuss, Savannah Grove Elementary School played host to Family Literacy Night.
Families gathered to enjoy a night of literacy-based activities with school faculty and staff.
BULLHEAD CITY — A big federal grant will mean opportunities to boost early literacy in Bullhead City, Benje Hookstra said Thursday evening.
Hookstra, superintendent of the Bullhead City Elementary School District, told governing board members that the grant from the U.S.
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...
The School District of Philadelphia has announced the expansion of its early literacy pilot program.
The program will provide modernized classrooms and materials to pre-kindergarten through third-grade students at 11 additional schools in the 2018-2019 school year.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction...
WINFIELD — Putnam County Schools is getting some help in its mission to ensure literacy for young students.
The district has been awarded a $28,500, three-year grant for summer 2018-20 through the Greater Horizon Fund of Kansas City to partially fund the district's K-3 summer reading slide prevention program sponsored by Kids Read Now.
So many to choose from — 212 in all — in a variety of fun categories. "Mad About Miche." "Wicked Weaves." "A Night on the Town." "Nine to Five."
These were the names of handmade purses, up for bids in a silent auction, at the 12th annual Power of the Purse luncheon.
As Fort Bend ISD works to bring some of its struggling campuses up to par, a new program aimed at improving literacy introduced this past school year is showing promise.
According to data from the program's first year, nearly all of the students in the program showed literacy growth, with anywhere from 40 percent to 63 percent - depending on grade level - achieving a year's worth of growth and from 11 percent to 59 percent meeting benchmarks, according to data from the district.
Keller Williams real estate joined the United Way of Southern Cameron County last week to put four Little Free Lending Libraries into service around Brownsville, promoting reading and literacy among young children.
For 30 years, the Brownsville Literacy Center has dedicated itself to improving the community’s literacy rate by offering courses and sometimes free tuition.
“Thirty years ago, Mary Yturria, Doug Hardy, Christie and Richard Burden and Raul Tijerina felt there was a need for an educational program to help the community, and what (the founders) did was conduct a survey via The Brownsville Herald,” Executive Director Victor Rivera said.
STAMFORD — A company known for its national literacy program is donating 1,000 books to city children in March as part of its “Read to Succeed” month.
KPMG — an audit, tax and advisory firm with offices in Stamford — has distributed three million books nationwide since the inception of its Family for Literacy program in 2008.
Faculty, staff, students, parents and community volunteers helped East Aiken School of the Arts win a statewide award for its literacy program.
The school, which features an arts-infused curriculum, recently received the S.C.
Teton Literacy Center staff refused to let $200,000 in state budget cuts last year derail them from their mission: helping valley children and families become literate.
A year after swallowing these cuts — almost a third of the nonprofit’s total funding — the center is thriving, but never completely out of the clear.
The Community Foundation for Oceana County will be hosting the first strategic doing meeting for the new Read Early, Read Often program Feb. 15 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the Oceana ESD building, 844 Griswold, Hart.
HARLINGEN — Araceli placed the golf ball on the tee.
The fourth grader raised the golf club high in the air, swung hard and knocked the ball across the field, kicking up some turf and leaving a divot.
KALAHEO — In December, the Hawaii Literacy program on Kauai had a steady number of tutors who volunteered their time to teach adult students.
The pool of 30 tutors, however, dwindled to the current figure of three.
Local school districts are upgrading their preschool programs' emphasis on technology and literacy education with the aid of a $1.7 million grant from the state to fund "high quality" pre-K, which aims to better prepare students for elementary school.