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Monday, April 7, 2014

Saint John's Future Prosperity May Depend On Raising Literacy

Saint John is described as being right at the bottom when it comes to literacy rates and that, according to Yves Bourgeois of the Urban Studies Institute at U-N-B Saint John, doesn't bode well for turning around the economy in the future.

Research done at U-N-B has shown children who are having problems with literacy by Grade 2 may never recover. 

Literacy will be highlighted Tuesday morning at the Delta where the chief economist with the T-D Bank Craig Alexander will be speaking.