In my work, I encounter extraordinary people all the time and often our paths cross in moments of great upheaval and change.
They’re heading off to war. They’re starting a new business. They’re fighting for a cause they believe...
Very likely you’ve heard or read online some of the stories in NCPR’s ongoing series on literacy, including collaborative work with WBEZ in Chicago.
There are all kinds of literacy: reading, cultural, political, scientific. Our Vermont...
Jan 16, 2002 — Todd Moe profiles a first grade class in Heuvelton, just on the verge of literacy, where a combination of phonics and whole-language is used to motivate kids to read, and the divide between fast learners and problem readers begins. Go to full article
Jan 16, 2002 — Coming out of the illiteracy closet. David Sommerstein profiles two people who have learned to read late in life with the help of Literacy Volunteers in Jefferson and Lewis counties. Go to full article
Jan 16, 2002 — As part of our literacy series, commentator Betsy Kepes tells us about her youngest son just learning to read, being a literacy volunteer and being functionally illiterate while living in Japan. Go to full article
Jan 15, 2002 — A small St. Lawrence County school does its part to improve literacy and motivate readers. Students at Clifton-Fine are given books as rewards for reading. Todd Moe reports. Go to full article
Jan 14, 2002 — The first in our series on literacy and illiteracy in the North Country. Today--a look at the latest research into what literacy is. How do people learn to read? Why is it easy for some, but not or others? How does the brain learn and use language? Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jul 30, 2001 — The national group First Book is promoting literacy by giving books to pre-school children from low-income families. Two years ago, a chapter was formed in St. Lawrence County and as Jody Tosti reports, by all accounts, it's making a difference. Go to full article
Jun 15, 2001 — David Sommerstein talks to the woman who wrote the book on what experts say about teaching kids to read. Dr. Rona Flippo will be the keynote speaker at a SUNY Potsdam conference next week. Go to full article