Literacy

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Amid Criticism, Texas Fails To OK New Textbooks

Amid 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.

11/18/2014

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Sesame Workshop Debuts Child Literacy Program

The nonprofit organization behind public television’s “Sesame Street” is to launch a new early-childhood literacy program in Dallas.

10/18/2013

Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush speaks during a conference at the Long Beach Convention Center on October 26, 2010 in Long Beach, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Bush & Kennedy Join Literacy Promotion Effort

Laura 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.

03/28/2013