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Looking back on all those years among schoolchildren, I realize I received many valentines each and every day. Teaching reading to struggling students was a particularly challenging but extremely rewarding task.
Guest readers read to Williams Elementary School students and their stuffed animals. The stuffed animals then had a sleepover at the school.
Eagle columnist Anne Horrigan Geary writes: "As an adult, books are my consolation and my entertainment. They are my teachers in every sense of the word. Discovering a new favorite author is like making a new friend."
Brendan Merwin's walk-off single gives Pittsfield American a first-game win in the Massachusetts Little League Final Four
Pittsfield American 12s walked-off Reading to advance in the Massachusetts Little League Final Four.
The four teams vying for a Massachusetts state Little League title are set, Pittsfield American will open against Reading
Pittsfield American will face Reading in the first round of the Massachusetts Little League Final Four in Braintree. That game is set for Friday at 4 p.m. at the Michael F. Dunn Little League Complex at Hollingsworth Park.
The event, to be held at Town Hall on Labor Day weekend, offers up to 7,000 books donated by area residents; proceeds benefit the Lenox Library Association.
In an essay last year, Stearns fourth-grader Addison LaFerriere proposed a place for students and neighbors to share their favorite books. A year later, LaFerriere's lending library is a reality and filled with dog-eared classics ready for the reading.
I wouldn’t say I have a book problem. It’s more like I have a time problem. You see, the pile of books on my bedside table keeps growing.
Maggie Curtin kept a secret for much of her adult life: She couldn't read. But then, LitNet was created
In honor of the Literacy Network of South Berkshire's 30th anniversary, we look back at one of the organization's first student-tutor pairings: Maggie Curtin and her tutor Andrew Pincus. “The day I had the breakthrough that I was going to be able to read, I cried for a long time,” Curtin said. “The pain of all those years needed to be released.”
The Barbara Bush Foundation says poor adult reading skills are costing Americans $2 trillion a year in lost wages. The better you read, the better your job and the more you earn.