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9:00 am on Thursday November 8, 2012

Charleston win competitive Third Grade Reads grant from Cities of Service and ServiceNation

Image by Flickr user friendscentralschoolThe City of Charleston in partnership with the Charleston County School District, Book Buddies and Reading Partners was awarded a $40,000 “Third Grade Reads” grant from Cities of Service and ServiceNation,...
11:12 am on Wednesday June 20, 2012

United Way of the Lowcountry seeks volunteers in national 'Day of Action' and 'Big Tweet'

United Way of the Lowcountry Seeking an eventual goal of 600 volunteers to help tutor Beaufort and Jasper elementary students in reading, United Way of the Lowcountry is turning to social media Thursday, June 21, as part of the national United Way's...
4:11 am on Monday October 3, 2011

Charleston library teaming up with local kids to beat a world reading record

Charleston County children will help break a world record Thursday, October 6, as they join two million children nationwide reading the same book on the same day in Jumpstart's Read for the Record initiative, a project designed to draw attention to...
4:05 am on Saturday October 1, 2011

Story time with a real 'princess' at the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

Image by Courtesy of the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry Sleeping Beauty, Belle and Cinderella reading at the MuseumStarting today, October 1, the fairytale becomes a reality. Princesses from Princess of Tides Boutique will be visiting the...
7:00 am on Tuesday July 19, 2011

Local reading scores shock and disturb

Image by Flickr user albertogp123It's a sad thing to realize that half of the 14 high schools in the Charleston County Public School District will be welcoming a freshman class in the fall in which one in five students has a fourth-grade reading...
7:00 am on Wednesday May 4, 2011

Freedom Readers starts soon; Looking for volunteers

Photo by Anthony Kelly The Freedom Readers program is an intiative started by Myrtle Beach area local, Tracy Bailey, with the intention of promoting literacy in lower income communities. Their Summer session runs June 13th to July 29th and anyone...
3:48 am on Monday October 4, 2010

Help build a 'Bookzilla' statue in downtown Charleston this week

Image by Flickr user Horia VarlanWhat do you get when you combine a 15,000 old books with a passion for literacy? Bookzilla. Local artist Karl Beckwith Smith, will lead an attempt to set a new sculpture record by collecting and stacking more than...
4:52 am on Monday June 21, 2010

Checking in on Charleston's literacy problems

Image by Flickr user melanieburgerThe Post and Courier has yet another report on the sorry state of South Carolina's high school students who are reading far below their grade level. There has been lots of talk in the past year about creating a...
7:15 am on Sunday April 11, 2010

Charleston school literacy program showing gains

The Post and Courier reports that students that have participated in Charleston County School District literacy programs are showing marked gains. Now the district is looking to make such programs required for challenged students in the hopes of...
12:49 pm on Friday January 1, 2010

Sisters plan bike ride from Folly to Alaska

Image by Flickr user hrlndspnks Adelaide Perr and her sister Lydia Perr are starting a bike ride today, January 1, from Folly Beach to Alaska in six months.  Aside from a chance to see the country, the pair is also helping to raise money to fuel...

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