Georgia State University researchers have received a $10 million grant to create a research center to help improve reading for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The center will be the first of its kind in the country.
The state soon will be mailing Georgia's low income kids and children in foster care a book a month from the day they're born until their fifth birthday. The Human Services Department brokered a deal with a literacy group, the Ferst Foundation. It'll cost the state about $1.4 million a year, according to preliminary estimates.