A city of children who cannot read

London is in the grip of a literacy crisis with one in four children practically illiterate on leaving primary school. The London Evening Standard highlights the issue in the capital.

Read the full Evening Standard story.

What can be done to help schools, young people and parents? New research shows that employee volunteering improves reading. Mentoring programmes such as Time to Read have shown good results.

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