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How do you help children learn to read, write and do arithmetic?

You help their parents — too many of whom lack these skills.

It's an often overlooked yet important strategy that can boost student performance in Madison schools and across Wisconsin. It also is key to helping adults gain employment, earn higher wages and pull their families out of poverty.

A national campaign this week seeks to highlight the importance of adult education and family literacy. Parents in literacy classes in Madison, Eau Claire, Oconto, Marinette and Milwaukee will be meeting in the coming days with state lawmakers — Republicans and Democrats — to show their success....

Read More At: http://www.thenorthwestern.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/09/29/wisconsin-literacy/16435483/



- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 40 Date: 9/30/2014 1:38:52 PM -