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  • America’s Most (and Least) Literate Cities

    02/24/2014 6:31:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 02/24/2014 | By Thomas C. Frohlich and Alexander E.M. Hess Read more: America’s Most (and Least) Literate Cities
    For the fourth straight year, Washington, D.C. is the most literate city in the United States, according to a recent study on literacy. The study, by Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), examined how well Americans used their literacy skills in the nation’s largest cities. Rounding out the top five were Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Pittsburgh. CCSU ranked the cities based on six categories: bookstores, residents’ educational attainment, newspaper circulation, use of online resources, the library system, and periodical publishing resources. The most literate cities were largely in the Northeast, and they generally had a well-educated and well-paid population.Click here to...
  • Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read

    03/07/2013 3:11:25 PM PST · by SMGFan · 175 replies
    It’s an education bombshell. Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system. The number of kids behind the 8-ball is the highest in years, CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday. When they graduated from city high schools, students in a special remedial program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College couldn’t make the grade. They had to re-learn basic skills — reading, writing and math — first before they could begin college courses.
  • Musical aptitude relates to reading ability

    10/16/2011 6:08:54 PM PDT · by decimon · 24 replies
    BioMed Central ^ | October 16, 2011 | Unknown
    Auditory working memory and attention, for example the ability to hear and then remember instructions while completing a task, are a necessary part of musical ability. But musical ability is also related to verbal memory and literacy in childhood. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions shows how auditory working memory and musical aptitude are intrinsically related to reading ability, and provides a biological basis for this link. > Dr Kraus explained, "Both musical ability and literacy correlated with enhanced electrical signals within the auditory brainstem. Structural equation modeling of the data revealed that...