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Young adult stories, such as Harry Potter and "Hunger Games," have tapped into the imagination of adults worldwide. So what makes the genre so appealing to grown-ups?
Pediatricians offer guidance on everything from vaccinations to car seats. Now, they're urging parents to read aloud to their children from the time they are infants.
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.
A new report says there is a large income gap in the reading proficiency of Virginia's fourth-graders.
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.
Maryland has blocked more than half of English language learners and students with learning disabilities from taking a national reading assessment test.
A national assessment shows Virginia fourth-graders' reading and math skills are continuing to improve
A book aims to show others what it's like to have a reading difficulty.
Imagine a classroom where math is taught with Matisse and reading is learned through drama rather than a textbook.
This week, the county's record-keepers will have to go on record, possibly to explain purchases of starlets' biographies or books about Texas Hold 'em A representative of Frederick County Public Libraries will come before the Board of County Commissioners Thursday to discuss the books, CDs and DVDs the system has acquired in the past few months
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