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Did you know that 10% of our neighbors cannot read at a basic skills level and 8% do not speak English at home?

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An enthusiastic learner who’s made impressive progress.

When Lupe came to the Literacy Council in the fall of 2013, he was already reading and speaking English at a high-intermediate level but did not know how to write in English. He’d been in the US for several years – since he was 16 years old – but had never attended school here.

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2018 Spelling Bee is a Happy Success

2018 Spelling Bee is a Happy Success

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The 27th Annual Spelling Bee Team Registration Open Now!

The 27th Annual Spelling Bee Team Registration...

Don’t Worry, BEE Happy!  The Spelling Bee is back for its 27th year Bibliophiles, word-nerds,...

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