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Tech Specialist’s Quick Actions Kept Students Connected 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 25, 2023 in categoryStories from the Field

John Bergman stands at a podium at the ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy

Just one week after shutting down in March 2020, East Hartford Adult & Continuing Education in East Hartford, Connecticut, was back up and running with live, remote instruction.  
Just one week after shutting down in March 2020, East Hartford Adult & Continuing Education in East Hartford, Connecticut, was back up and running with live, remote instruction.  


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Why the 5 Factors of News Literacy Matter 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 23, 2023 in categoryNew Readers PresscategoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryMember Tips


Have you heard the one about Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin collapsing on the field January 2 and suffering a cardiac arrest because of a COVID-19 vaccine?  Or what about the Vatican disinviting President Joe Biden from the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI? Using five simple factors, News Literacy Project’s Rumor Guard proved both claims to be false. 


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4 Apps That Empower Adult Learners


In the always-evolving digital age, being able to use technology is becoming a necessity, especially in education. Educational apps have become more popular, instructing on topics from basic education and literacy to workplace readiness, financial literacy, and more. 


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Mathematical Word Problems in Adult Education: What the Research Says 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 12, 2023 in categoryFacts & Research

Lynda Ginsburg notes that there are high stakes when it comes to being able to solve word problems in mathematics, as many important tests and assessments use them to determine students’ ability to apply concepts to real life. Adults are actively managing their everyday lives. They know they must use math daily. 

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Instructor Spotlight: Russell Joy, Literacy Mid-South 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 10, 2023 in categoryStories from the Field

When Literacy Mid-South adult program coordinator Lee Chase nominated Russell Joy to be featured in ProLiteracy’s new Instructor Spotlight series, he said Russell came to the program five years ago with the skills and personality to connect with the program’s ESL students from various age ranges and cultures. 


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