In a city of some 630,000 residents, 70,000 of us have been involved in the criminal justice system, Charles Thornton, director of DC’s a Office of Returning Citizen Affairs told the Education Town Hall last fall. And 70% of that number — and tens of thousands more — have no or low literacy. How does the issue of literacy affect the school-to-prison pipeline? How does it challenge the path to re-integration for individuals formerly incarcerated? Tune in on Thursday, February 27, to learn more.

Also this week: Imagine Southeast Public Charter School.

The Education Town Hall airs Thursdays at 11 a.m. Eastern on We Act Radio, WPWC 1480 AM in the DC area. Worldwide via TuneIn.

Recording and more details on the October 10, 2013 edition.