Berrien County - Some South Georgia teachers are learning a lesson in literacy.
Berrien County educators are spending this week at their Best Practices Institute. The three day conference helps teachers improve their methods of teaching reading.
Local businessmen and women are also taking part, and learning how important literacy is in the community.
"Illiteracy and poverty go hand in hand," said Gary Chapman, Berrien County Collaborative Director. "In order to make our community a better place, we've got to work together to eliminate both of those."
The conference is paid for by a state Reading Excellence grant. Over the past 4 years, Berrien County has received 2.2 million dollars in literacy funding.