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Children's Literacy Round-Up: August 13

In an effort to get back to my regular schedule, here are the new children's reading and literacy related articles that have caught my eye since Friday.

  • According to the Burlington Free Press (Vermont), the Children's Literacy Foundation "will visit children at Winooski's summer food Readers Program, which is designed to keep kids reading during the summer months. CLiF will tell stories to up to 75 children expected to be in attendance, and each child will have the chance to pick out two to three books to keep." Sounds like a fun day!
  • According to BBC News, UK "(b)usiness leaders feel educational standards have not improved since 1997, despite official data showing record exam and test results". A report by the Institute of Directors found that "Four out of 10 still do not achieve the expected standard for their age in reading, writing and mathematics."
  • According to the Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaican "Education Minister Maxine Henry-Wilson has sought to explain why her party has not achieved 100 per cent literacy by this year, as outlined in its 2002 manifesto... According to Henry-Wilson, the Foundation of International Self-Help (FISH) has found that a large number of children are having problems with their sight." In reading the article "problems with sight" appears more to refer to learning disabilities than to actual vision impairments.

And that's all that I found that's new since Friday. Happy reading!