Thursday, September 13, 2012

Adult Literacy Help in Kansas

The Kansas Book Festival  is being held on September 15, 2012. In conjunction with this festival, it seems like a good time to examine literacy resources for adults here in the state of Kansas.

The literacy rate in Kansas for adults 16 years and older lacking basic prose skill was eight percent in 2003. This number includes those who could not be tested due to language barriers. This statistic is nearly 10 years old, but adult literacy issues still exists, and the resources below can be useful in finding tutoring and other information across Kansas.

 Below are links to various government, non-profit, and educational websites.  If you know someone who struggles with reading, or who has a disability, you can use these resources to find help, and as always, check your local libraries for more information:

Goodwill-KS (information at bottom of page)

Below are links to websites that includes a list of adult education centers to find help throughout the state:

 Article contact: Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois

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