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Adult Literacy Facts

Health. Gender equality. Poverty. Every important social issue is impacted by low literacy.

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At national literacy summit, state education chiefs warn of reading stagnation

Reading instruction in American schools is so rife with poor curriculum and pedagogical dogma that a prominent academic likened it to "the equivalent of chemistry departments teaching alchemy."

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Learn About Leveled Reading

Help your kids become better readers by matching them to the right books at the right time through leveled reading.

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Martin: How to build smarter adults

Frederick Douglass once said “It is easier to grow strong children than to repair broken men.” In South Carolina, so many of our resources are necessarily being allocated to the difficult task of repairing broken people.

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2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book, State Trends in Child Well-Being

When the Annie E. Casey Foundation published its first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990, there were 64 million children in America. Now, almost three decades later, there are close to 74 million. That’s millions more young lives with boundless potential and infinite worth.