Reading is the only out-of-school activity linked to a better career, study finds

Reading books is the only out-of-school activity for 16-year-olds that is linked to their getting a better career, a new study has found.  The British Sociological Association’s annual conference in London was told today [Friday 8 April 2011] that other […]

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Literacy in the UK: Are children being allowed to fail?

 An exclusive report launched today, 3rd March, entitled “What Kids Are Reading: The Book-Reading Habits of Pupils in British Schools 2011,”  shows that primary schools have made impressive


OPENEYE FEBRUARY 2011 UPDATE CAMPAIGN MATTERS    The most important item to report is the news that the government has now decided not to go

Telegraph – Reading at five ‘fails to boost skills’

Children forced to read from the age of five are no better than those left without books until their seventh birthday, according to research.   By Graeme Paton, Education Editor.

Press release: Join in the ‘Future of Reading’ Literacy Forum at the Education Show

On Friday 5th March, the ‘Future of Reading’ Literacy Forum is taking place alongside the Education Show, with support from the National Literacy Association. Developed to delve deep

Press release: Quest Seekers – NYMAZ Musical Storytimes bring North Yorkshire Libraries Summer Reading Challenge to Life

The Summer Reading Challenge, for children 4-11, is here once again at North Yorkshire County Council’s Library and Information Centres.  Children… • Get down to your local library any time from

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