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Op-Ed: McDonald's adds literacy commitment to 'Happy Meals'

Fast food giant McDonald's has been leading the way in promoting literacy around the world since 1982, with at least 15 book series in all added to their iconic "Happy Meals." On Aug. 1, 2014, McDonald's India began adding books to their kid's meals.

World financial teen literacy assessed: U.S. ranks only average Special

Paul Golden, of the National Endowment for Financial Education, speaks with Carol Ruth Weber about the importance of teaching teens to be financially literate. Read the full interview for Golden's tips on how to educate children to be money-wise.

Adult literacy and numeracy dropping across Britain and America

An OECD study released today highlights disturbing trends in adult literacy and numeracy across 24 industrialized nations. England and the United States scored particularly badly in the tests and the OECD warn of a "shrinking pool of skilled workers."

Madhav Chavan wins WISE Prize

Doha - Dr Madhav Chavan has been awarded the 2012 WISE Prize, the world's major prize for education. Chavan was awarded the prize in recognition of his innovative work in bringing literacy and numeracy to India's children.

Margaret Atwood: Internet is a great literacy driver

Toronto - At the nextMEDIA conference in Toronto on Monday, famed author, poet, and essayist Margaret Atwood talked about the Internet, technology and its connection with literacy.

Nearly half of Detroit residents can't read

Detroit - A recent study discovered that nearly half of Detroit, Michigan's residents are considered illiterate and cannot even compete in a entry-level job market.

Many British 11-year-olds have reading skills of 7-year-olds

Many 11-year-olds in England are moving into their new secondary schools with the reading abilities of 7-year-olds, according to data obtained by the BBC.

Toronto celebrates Literacy Month

On Wednesday Toronto's Mayor David Miller proclaimed September as Literacy Month celebrating the right to read and write.

Op-Ed: Literacy vs. Internet- Mixed signals from reality rev up debate

It’s hard to tell whether the seemingly endless snubbing of the internet by literati is credible or simply self serving. The moral high ground of literature is often surprisingly close to sea level.

Edinburgh's Saughton Prison Library wins major industry award

Edinburgh - Less than two years after it was opened in a purpose built extension of Edinburgh's Saughton Prison, the prison library has won a major industry award.

UK schools set to get free books from Everyone's Reading campaign

Secondary schools in the UK have been given a bonus by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the School Library Association. Each school in the nation will be given 15 free books.

Report finds one in five Scots have poor literacy skills

The Literacy Commission, set up to tackle literacy problems in Scottish schools has found that one in five Scots are unable to read or write properly.

Report examines literacy among Canadian students

The Canadian Education Statistics Council's report states children who do not read well by the end of Grade 3 are at risk of dropping out or failing to graduate.

Op-Ed: People lying about books they’ve read?

If you’ve actually read something, you may be in a minority. It seems there’s some snob value in pretending to have read some books, according to a new survey. Pitiful, yes. Apparently literacy is really a social pecking thing unrelated to reading.

Reading To Your Children Improves Their Literacy Skills

Young children whose parents read aloud to them have better language and literacy skills when they go to school, according to a review published online ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Education by sheer trickery

From the unsuspected depths of Minnesota comes a tale of intrigue, guile and chicanery. Yep, they’re trying to teach teenagers to read books. This ancient hobby was once popular among humans. Even politicians could read, once.

The new Learning tool: Video Games

The Mac Arthur Foundations belives in a new form of learning. The foundation donated $1.1 million behind the idea that normal literacy learning is gone, and that the new wave of learning is video games.

Canadian Forces delivers one hundred thousand books to northern Ontario First Nations

It is a military mission to bring the joy of reading to children in Ontario's First Nations. One hundred thousand books are on their way north.

Dollywood North: Parton Launches Preschool Literacy Program

"Dollywood and Invest in Kids bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Canada"
 

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Craig Collins  Co Founder and CEO of Yes  You Can Read NOW.com teaches students how to read English ...
Craig Collins, Co Founder and CEO of Yes, You Can Read NOW.com teaches students how to read English in 2 1/2 hours with 2 to 8 grade level improvement after just one session. The US has 90+ million illiterate adults. The UK has 7 million illiterate adults. 51% of the students leaving high school have a 4th grade reading level. We can change those statistically dramatically.
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Craig Collins  Co Founder and CEO of Yes  You Can Read NOW.com teaches students how to read English ...
Craig Collins, Co Founder and CEO of Yes, You Can Read NOW.com teaches students how to read English in 2 1/2 hours with 2 to 8 grade level improvement after just one session. The US has 90+ million illiterate adults. The UK has 7 million illiterate adults. 51% of the students leaving high school have a 4th grade reading level. We can change those statistically dramatically.
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