A fourth site has been opened in Jefferson County for a program that helps immigrant families with literacy and education.

Through the National Center for Family Literacy, Jefferson County Public Schools offers classes through NCFL’s Toyota Family Literacy Program, which servers parents and students at Klondike, Rangeland and Slaughter elementary schools. Now Buechel United Methodist Church is hosting a program aimed at immigrant families from Mexico. [click to continue…]

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Carnegie Center For Literacy and Learning Nets Award

by ekramer January 12, 2010

A Kentucky arts groups received a national award this week recognizing its arts space and programming. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington received $10,000 as part of the competitive 2009 MetLife Innovative Space Awards. It was one of six groups nationwide recognized by the MetLife Foundation and […]

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Metro United Way Begins Southern Indiana Literacy Program

by scrosby April 20, 2009

Metro United Way says illiteracy is an ongoing challenge in the region,  and the agency is starting a new program this week to improve literacy in three southern Indiana counties.   Associate Director of Community Building Kerri Cokeley says it’s a broad problem, but they’re starting with a small area. “We are focusing our efforts […]

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Adult Literacy in Kentucky Improves

by ekramer February 5, 2009

A national study shows adult literacy rates in Kentucky have improved. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. In 1992, 19 percent of Kentucky adults lacked the ability to read materials such as newspaper articles and brochures. That number fell to 12 percent in 2003, according to a new study by the National Center for Education. Tiffany Wheeler […]

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What Can Happen When Every 1 Reads

by ekramer September 15, 2008

Since 2003, a literacy program called Every 1 Reads has been working to get thousands of low-achieving students in Jefferson County reading at grade level. But last week, a state-wide test showed a drop in reading scores in the district. So, is the program working? WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Lue Peabody is baffled.  Perplexed?  Puzzled?  […]

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