Archive for April, 2011

Report Links 3rd-Grade Reading Skills to High School Graduation

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently published a report, Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation

Another Casey Foundation report already appears on the LiteracyEveryday website’s Resources page, to which this new report will be added.

Literacy, Locally and Nationally

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Susan Monroe, a Literacy Coalition board member, presented on “Positive Attitudes about Literacy and Learning” at the African American Women’s Summit at Wexler-Grant School last month. 

Separately, she suggested Mills College Professor Joseph Kahne’s March 15 Huffington Post column and Erik Robelen’s March 2 Education Week post on related federal developments.

Erik Robelen then wrote an expanded Education Week article addressing the future of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy, Even Start family literacy, National Writing Project, and Reading Is Fundamental programs.

Financial Literacy, Tax Prep Assistance

Friday, April 8th, 2011

As the deadline for filing tax returns approaches next week, volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) is available free from sources including New Life Corp.

Last year, an April 15, 2010 post  addressed financial literacy on tax day.

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