Technology Seeks To Address Record Low Braille LiteracyFor nearly a century, the National Braille Press has churned out millions of pages of books and magazines each year. But advocates of the tactile system are now wrestling with low literacy rates.
Most Literate Cities In America: Washington D.C. Tops ListAccording to a study conducted by Central Connecticut State University, Washington D.C. is the most literate city in the country.
Jill Biden To Be Named Board Chair Of Save The ChildrenJill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, is going to be named board chair of Save the Children.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush Celebrates 90th BirthdayFormer first lady Barbara Bush celebrated her 90th birthday on Monday by spending time with her family and promoting literacy, a cause long dear to her.
Amid Criticism, Texas Fails To OK New TextbooksAmid charges of bias from the right and left, the Texas Board of Education has failed to grant preliminary approval for any of the around 100 new history and social studies textbooks up for use in classrooms statewide.
Sesame Workshop Debuts Child Literacy ProgramThe nonprofit organization behind public television's "Sesame Street" is to launch a new early-childhood literacy program in Dallas.
Bush & Kennedy Join Literacy Promotion EffortLaura Bush, Caroline Kennedy and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb are joining the Library of Congress to promote literacy through a new awards program, along with a number of authors, publishers and scholars.