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OUTLOOK: Making literacy a priority in Oklahoma

With only 9 percent of Oklahoma adults performing at a proficient reading level, the state has set out to lead the nation in literacy initiatives.

BY MELISSA HOWELL Modified: April 29, 2012 at 12:50 am •  Published: April 29, 2012
The Founding Fathers worried about the possibility of creating a nation whose majority could not read or communicate effectively and yet are meant to govern themselves.
Were that the case,...
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How to help
Oklahoma’s literacy volunteers operate with very little funding. If you or someone you know would like to donate materials, make a financial contribution or volunteer, contact your local literacy program or the Literacy Resource Office at 522-3205, or go to


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