Pizza Hut “Starts A New Chapter” To Help All Kids Succeed Through Reading, Takes Further Action To Support Literacy Through Annual Giving Program

Ask someone, “What’s your favorite childhood book?” Most have a quick answer and a smile on their face. But for some people, there isn’t a quick answer. Or an answer at all. A lack of books in the home is directly linked to an increased likelihood that a child will read below his or her grade level by the fourth grade. In fact, 25 million children in the U.S. cannot read proficiently. And students who can’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without…

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Idris Elba helps tackle adult illiteracy with new Campaign

A new awareness effort from Actor and Activist Idris Elba and Project Literacy, a global campaign founded by learning company Pearson and made up of over 100 organisations dedicated to ending illiteracy by 2030, is aiming to change the fact half of Brits are unaware of scale of illiteracy on their doorstep. We are underestimating the scale of illiteracy in the UK by almost 50%, new research released on International Literacy Day has found. When asked, respondents estimated the figure to be 2.7 million when in fact over 5 million…

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