Literacy Program for Immigrant Families Opens Site in Buechel

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 […]

Carnegie Center For Literacy and Learning Nets Award

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 […]

Metro United Way Begins Southern Indiana Literacy Program

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 […]

Adult Literacy in Kentucky Improves

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 […]

What Can Happen When Every 1 Reads

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?  […]