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Newly proposed immigration "public charge" rule would harm immigrant workers and US businesses
Newly proposed immigration 'public charge' rule would harm immigrant workers and US businesses

Under this new "public charge" rule, immigration officials could deny green cards or visa changes for individuals who get any of a number of public benefits or are deemed likely to receive benefits in the future.

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Immigrants Learning English in a Time of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment


Immigrants bring a wide variety of skills that favor the market productivity and add to the economic life of the country. They contribute to the development of the U.S. economy through the skills they bring to the market (cognitive skills such as abstract thinking, non-cognitive skills such as motivation and initiative, and specific skills such as the ability to operate machinery) and through the small business they own.

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The Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census
The Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census

The Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census provides everyday information that will help library staff address potential patron and community questions regarding the upcoming 2020 Census.

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The PIAAC Literacy Framework and Adult Reading Instruction
The PIAAC Literacy Framework and Adult Reading Instruction

This article is excerpted (with slight adaptations) from the reports Using the PIAAC Literacy Framework to Guide Instruction: An Introduction for Adult Educators (Trawick, 2017) and Bringing Reading Instruction to Life: Supplement to the Introductory Guide (Trawick, 2018). The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) conducted an international literacy assessment for adults in 2012 and 2014, and this article describes how adult educators can use its literacy framework to frame instruction as well.

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Get Ready and Teach: 7 Tips


A good start is critical for teaching and learning. There are many benefits for setting goals to start off a semester of study. What changes are rocking your adult literacy classroom world? Literacy programs provide many services, and helping adult learners with achieving personal goals is one of many tasks.

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