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Wednesday May 31st

UNC, NC Central University will host literacy summit

UNC and N.C. Central University will host a summit to discuss closing the literacy achievement gap between young black males and other students.

The summit — hosted by each school’s respective school of library and information science — will be a three-day event in Chapel Hill.

The $99,074 grant that will fund the summit was awarded to UNC professor Sandra Hughes-Hassell from the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Educators, researchers, scholars and members of national organizations that address literacy will be attending the event in the hopes of identifying library resources that could help close the gap.

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