We’ve all been there. You check out a book from the library. The due date comes, and you forget to return it. Another day goes by and another--and pretty soon, you’ve racked up a fair amount of fines. Well, the Chicago Public Library is taking a gentler approach.
If you've given up on reading paper books for the ease of your e-reader's screen, you may want to step back a bit. Neuroscience confirms that our brains use different areas to read on paper and screens, and you need to exercise both.
Chicagoan and Global Activist, Debra Gittler is back on our Global Activism segment to tell us how her group, ConTextos, has expaned its literacy programs into El Salvador prisons for the benefit of prisoners and guards alike.
According to UNICEF, in India, more than 70 percent of children drop out before finishing school Pratham USA is dedicated to youth education, literacy and vocational training in India. It reports that over half of India’s children in the 5th grade can’t read at a 2nd grade level. We'll talk with Pratham USA's Raj Rajaram.