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Dramatic British PSA Will Make You Want To Go Home And Read To Your Child

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents

A new PSA from Save the Children U.K. makes illiteracy look really, really scary. The video -- which is part of the organization's campaign to prom...

Giving Back for Literacy and a Better World

Miriam Ezzani | Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact
Miriam Ezzani

As I think of today's global challenges of illiteracy, it is clear that the difference between the poor and the prosperous lies in the power of words.

Treating the Symptoms: An Open Letter to the Republican and Democratic Conventions

Carol Rasco | Posted 10.30.2012 | Education
Carol Rasco

To truly put this country back on track, and in a position to lead in the 21st century global economy, we must commit to starting where we'll have the greatest impact: early childhood literacy.

Once Lost, Now Found: Two Lost Boys of Sudan Give the Gift of Literacy to Their Communities Through Books for Africa

Patrick Plonski | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Patrick Plonski

These Lost Boys now intend to bring back one of the greatest peacemaking tools they discovered: education.

Restart the Economy by Stopping Illiteracy

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 09.26.2012 | Detroit
Rep. Hansen Clarke

The silver bullet for rebuilding our business climate, reducing crime, and restoring employment is as simple as ABC. It's time for bipartisan action to end the crisis of illiteracy.

Since Johnny Can't Read, He Probably Can't Spell 'Big Government' Either

Tanya M. Acker | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education
Tanya M. Acker

I am not so naïve as to be unaware of the obstacles to any such "pie-in-the-sky" educational initiative -- teachers unions and culture warriors who object to science-based curricula being among them -- but we've fried bigger fish before.

Exclusive: LeapFrog Launches Program To Increase Literacy in America

Rebecca Serle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Serle

LeapFrog's new initiative, Tag. Give. Read. aims to help more U.S. children learn and love to read. LeapFrog is making it easy for anyone to "give the gift of reading."