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  • Students Rally Today Against Budget Cuts

    October 7, 2010 4:34 PM

    Several dozen UL students and professors gathered in the quad to rally against state budget cuts. Student carried hand made signs, one read, "some cuts don't heal." The group Link for Literacy organized the event. They say, since 2008, higher education has been slashed by 45%, with an additional 35%... more »
  • Program at Struggling School Promotes Literacy

    July 19, 2010 7:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Ask 6-year-old Claire Harrington what kinds of books she likes to read and she doesn't hesitate. "Some of my favorite books are 'Martha Speaks,' 'Space Jokes,' 'Bug Jokes,' 'Purple Paint Everywhere,"' Claire said. "I like books that are funny, books that have jokes in them and... more »
  • Louisiana Receives Federal Grant for Struggling Readers

    October 2, 2009 3:19 PM

    One of Louisiana's primary education initiatives is ensuring literacy for all students. A recently announced grant of more than $1 million will help enrich the state's current efforts. Louisiana is one of eight states to earn a portion o f the highly competitive Striving Readers grant. Awarded by the United... more »
  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

    October 1, 2009 2:04 PM

    Part of the United Way of Acadiana's Day of Literacy Thursday, Oct. 1 is the kickoff of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. If you are interested in teaching your kids to read, United Way will send a new book each month to you at no cost. This is open... more »
  • Day of Literacy for Local Kids

    October 1, 2009 2:00 PM

    Early learning: that is what United Way of Acadiana promotes through their Day of Literacy. Thursday morning 100 volunteers came out to Head Start locations in Lafayette, Acadia, Vermillion, and St. Martin parishes. They read "The Little Engine That Could" to more than 1,100 children. The Read United crew... more »

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