August 17, 2012
Show Me the Numbers: Here's why standardized tests don't tell the whole story.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onAugust 4, 2012
The host of the classic children's reading program tells us the story of its high-tech makeover.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onJanuary 21, 2012
Walter Dean Myers says that equality of opportunity is meaningless if black kids aren't literate.
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by Lolly Bowean onDecember 15, 2008
For all the hurdles we've crossed, basic literacy remains a challenge in many black communities.
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