• D.C. officials launch free book program for children

    Officials in Washington are launching a program that will provide a free book every month to children younger than 5.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • National literacy list: D.C. gets top honors; Not tied to wealth

    Book nerds: Today you get to hold your head up high. Our nation\’s capital has been ranked as the most literate city, according to a new study, that also shows literary enlightenment is not necessarily tied to wealth.