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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; New Orleans aims to be one of the most*literate cities in the U.S. by its tricentennial celebrations in 2018. But more than 40 percent of the city's adults struggle with basic literacy, and the New Orleans Community Data Center estimates ...

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New Orleans literacy programs could hang in the balance with May 2 vote on library funding


New Orleans aims to be one of the most*literate cities in the U.S. by its tricentennial celebrations in 2018. But more than 40 percent of the city's adults struggle with basic literacy, and the New Orleans Community Data Center estimates that more than a quarter of the city's workforce struggles with basic reading, writing and computer comprehension.

The New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) is leading the effort to improve literacy in the city.? [ Read more ]

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