Part 2, Local Literacy: Students meet reading project goal

In July, about 60 students at the Hansel and Gretel Early Development Center in Susquehanna Township were offered a challenge that sounded like a training schedule: read a collective 50,000 minutes in six weeks and win. The students, ages 4-12, weren’t daunted. They faced the summer reading project head on and overwhelmed the goal, reading…

The surprising statistics about reading

Over 30 million Americans have reading skills beneath basic literary level, according to an about.com article regarding literacy.  Looking at the figures from the National Center for Educational Statistics, that included 13% of adults aged 16 and over in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in 2003. The importance of reading may not surprise you, but, if you’re…