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Literacy: Closing the Gap

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According to research in Bridges to Literacy by David K. Dickenson, the home environment – specifically the reading material that is readily available – is a stronger predictor of later academic achievement than socioeconomic status. Let’s compare the statistics.  Research shows that children from high-income communities have 199.1 books per

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Reading: Ways to Overcome Illiteracy One Book at a Time


Reading—When it comes to illiteracy, it seems hard to believe that in low-income communities there is one book for every 300 children. In these low-income families and communities, price is the #1 barrier to book ownership. The social ramifications of this reality affect all of us. Studies have shown…

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