Literacy Voices Roundup – August 15

One more month of school

From the Vail Daily in Colorado, Avon Elementary is extending its school year for students who are behind in reading.

Tickle your back-to-school funny bone

From The Today Show come some back-to-school cartoons.

Never too late to learn

From The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, marketing effort pushes diverse groups to get their high school diploma.

Boarding Schools Generate China’s Sport Stars

Everyone I know is caught up in Olympic fever. So today on the roundup, I’m featuring a story from about a different kind of school — athletic training schools in China. An interesting fact: The director of the Institute of Physical Science under the General Administration of Sports estimates that each Olympic gold medal has cost Beijing around $7 million.