Thoughts, insights, and stories about literacy from the Chicago Literacy Alliance, our collaborators, and the literacy community at large.

Even during a pandemic, literacy remains important. In fact, I wonder if what Dr. Theresa Perry described as “freedom for literacy and literacy for freedom” in relation to African Americans’ pursuit of literacy since, well, forever, rings more important during this momentRead more

As those of us in the field know, low literacy has devastating consequences for tens of millions of people, in terms of health and well-being, the ability to earn family-sustaining wages and support their children’s success in school. But to what extent? Here’s the full story, beyond the statistics. Read more