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Why you should be reading young adult books

Young adult stories, such as Harry Potter and "Hunger Games," have tapped into the imagination of adults worldwide. So what makes the genre so appealing to grown-ups?

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 12:53pm EDT

Tags: young adult literature, hunger games, Harry Potter, Alicia Lozano,

Pediatricians urge parents to read to infants

Pediatricians offer guidance on everything from vaccinations to car seats. Now, they're urging parents to read aloud to their children from the time they are infants.

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 05:42pm EDT

Tags: pediatricians, paula wolfson, reach out and read, too small to fail

No longer a statistic: Learning to read later in life

About 48 million adults in the U.S., and 90,000 in D.C., read below a fifth-grade level. But for eight local adults, that's no longer the case.

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 06:41am EDT

Tags: Literacy, Washington Literacy Center, Rachel Nania

Study: Income gap in Va. students' reading ability

A new report says there is a large income gap in the reading proficiency of Virginia's fourth-graders.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 11:53am EST

Tags: income gap, elementary school

In novel Maryland program, children help parents learn English

U.S. Department of Education estimates show that 11 percent of Maryland adults aged 16 or older lack basic prose literacy skills the ability to read and answer questions about readings. With a lack of funding in adult education making it difficult to address the problem, groups like the Literacy Council are filling the gaps left by schools.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 06:55am EST

Tags: Literacy, Capital News Service

School test exclusions raise questions in Maryland

Maryland has blocked more than half of English language learners and students with learning disabilities from taking a national reading assessment test.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 02:00pm EST

Tags: assessments, English as a second language

Virginia 4th-graders' reading, math skills improve

A national assessment shows Virginia fourth-graders' reading and math skills are continuing to improve

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 03:12pm EST

Tags: Math scores, National Assessment of Educational Progress, students, education

See dyslexia through your own eyes (Video)

A book aims to show others what it's like to have a reading difficulty.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 03:34am EST

Tags: dyslexia

Reading, writing with Paul Revere proves learning is an art

Imagine a classroom where math is taught with Matisse and reading is learned through drama rather than a textbook.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 03:22am EDT

Tags: Paul Revere, art integration, writing, Anne Arundel, Yagana Shah, Capital News Service

Texas Hold 'em books, starlet bios raise questions

This week, the county's record-keepers will have to go on record, possibly to explain purchases of starlets' biographies or books about Texas Hold 'em A representative of Frederick County Public Libraries will come before the Board of County Commissioners Thursday to discuss the books, CDs and DVDs the system has acquired in the past few months

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Frederick County Public Libraries, frederick,

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