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No longer a statistic: Learning to read later in life

About 48 million adults in the U.S., and 90,000 in D.C., read below a fifth-grade level. But for eight local adults, that's no longer the case.

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 06:41am EDT

Tags: reading, Literacy, Washington Literacy Center, Rachel Nania

In novel Maryland program, children help parents learn English

U.S. Department of Education estimates show that 11 percent of Maryland adults aged 16 or older lack basic prose literacy skills the ability to read and answer questions about readings. With a lack of funding in adult education making it difficult to address the problem, groups like the Literacy Council are filling the gaps left by schools.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 06:55am EST

Tags: Literacy, reading, Capital News Service

National literacy list: D.C. gets top honors; Not tied to wealth

Book nerds: Today you get to hold your head up high. Our nation's capital has been ranked as the most literate city, according to a new study, that also shows literary enlightenment is not necessarily tied to wealth.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 10:54am EST

Tags: CCSU, Literacy