literacy literacy  /ˈlɪ tə rə si/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the ability to read and write

Usage(s):

  1. The national literacy rate of girls over seven years is 54%, compared to 75% for boys.
  2. Against the backdrop of these genuine horrors, literacy programs and micro-financing for young women's employment look like a rather feeble response.
  3. It's not true that Oprah Winfrey's book club was the most important development in the history of literacy.

News

  1. Literacy Green Bay uses grant to boost classes

    Literacy Green Bay will use a $6,000 grant to help teach non-English-speaking adults basic language skills.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

  2. Literacy effort expands scope in Chambersburg

    People who need literacy tutoring now have a more accessible facility to visit in downtown Chambersburg. Franklin County Literacy Council, under Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, officially opened its Family Literacy Center at 256 S. Main St. on Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Chambersburg Public Opinion

  3. Literacy Council offering free computer classes

    Rockford's Literacy Council is offering two free four-week classes, one on basic computer knowledge, and the other on job skills.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WREX-TV Rockford

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Quotes

  1. "We are in a fight for our lives on the testing initiative," Kagan wrote. "We cannot waste Sept. 8 on a sweetness-and-light literacy event. We're all going to have to work together to make this problem disappear."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: The Associated Press

  2. "His long and quiet devotion to advancing literacy, the arts and humanities on a national and local scale deserves our appreciation," Rosenberg said Thursday.
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Alan Rosenberg Source: FOXNews

  3. "After all the hard work getting rid of literacy tests and poll taxes, we've got to stay awake because we've got a march to continue," Clinton said in a speech interrupted numerous times by applause and shouts of approval. "How can we rest...
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Guardian Unlimited

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