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By Renee Summers
Telegram News Reporter 

Beyond Basics Tackles the Literacy Crisis in Local Schools


Taylor's Judge Geno Salomone receives the Literacy Chair Award at a recent Beyond Basics fundraising event

For many people, the ability to read and write is something one rarely gives much thought to. But if one struggles to read well, it becomes a source of embarrassment or shame. Children who ultimately graduate or leave school without a competent reading ability become adults who struggle through life. "I believe that illiteracy is connected to almost every social ill we have in America and we can see how capable people are trying to be part of society and for whatever reason they're not able to succeed; I'll tell you what the reason is: illiteracy," says Pamela Good, founder and CEO of Bey...

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