Lucy Chumbley

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February 7, 2005

While a spirit of family reunion prevailed at the diocese's 110th annual convention -- held January 29-30 at Washington National Cathedral -- those present wasted no time in getting down to business. At the conference, which sets the...

December 31, 2004

As a child, Elizabeth Lancer spent eight years in France with her family. She and her sister lived their lives in French, speaking it at home and at school. But when they returned to the United States, they experienced a frustrating form...

December 31, 2004

The National Adult Literacy Survey defines literacy as “using printed and written information to function in society.” A 1992 NALS study shows that around 23 percent of adult Americans are functionally illiterate, reading at or below a...

December 31, 2004

Perched uncomfortably on a child’s chair in St. Matthew’s Parish Day School in Hyattsville, Md., Rick Davis’ eyes nervously flick over to the classroom door, then back again. His 4-year-old daughter, Cindy, seems oblivious to her dad’s...

November 30, 2004

With an eagle feather standing tall on her head and her moccasins beating out a tattoo on the floorboards of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., 18-year-old Noreen Johnson dances the Jingle Dance. Rows of metal cones on...

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