Latest Literacy News

Tennessee picks 5 school districts for reading grant program

Sep. 17, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials have selected five school districts to receive $300,000 grants under an early literacy program. The state Department of Education says the Reading 360 Model Districts include Bristol, Tennessee, City Schools;...

GM to invest $50M in Detroit education, jobs, neighborhoods

Sep. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to invest $50 million by 2025 to help improve access to education in Detroit, employment opportunities and city neighborhoods. The automaker said Tuesday that it is working with the city on the initiative and that the funding will go...

Pulitzer Prize winner launching literacy program in Iowa

Sep. 02, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for her writing on race is joining with educators in Iowa to launch a free community-based after-school literacy program in her hometown. Nikole Hannah-Jones said the 1619 Freedom School will hold a soft...

Louisiana board stalls literacy-based accountability system

Aug. 17, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top public school policymakers Tuesday spurned a push from Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley to move ahead with creation of a literacy-focused accountability system for the state's youngest learners. The Board of Elementary...

Louisiana schools chief outlines priorities for pandemic aid

Aug. 11, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top public schools leader released a $132 million plan on Wednesday for spending federal coronavirus aid, saying he hopes it will help students recover from learning losses that occurred when classroom teaching moved online because of the pandemic. ...

Virginia vineyard invests in agriculture, community

Jul. 25, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Va. (AP) — “Exquisite” best describes a recent Friday afternoon in Madison County spent sitting with good company, waning sunshine and handy beverages—and a stunning view of blue mountains layered on the horizon. At Revalation Vineyards, the magnificent...