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ESL Student Becomes a Successful Real Estate Agent


Flor was enrolled in Project BEST’s high school equivalency class. She attended classes two nights a week, and although she made progress, it wasn’t quick or easy. It was difficult for Flor to give it her all and provide all of her attention to preparing to take the GED—she is also a wife and a mother of three, and she worked full-time.

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The Role of Theater and Literacy in Prison
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 01, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy


Prison Performing Arts (PPA) is a multi-disciplinary literacy and performing arts program dedicated to enriching the lives of youth and adults in Missouri’s criminal and juvenile justice systems. The program provides incarcerated adults, youth, and those reestablishing themselves in their communities outside of prison with an opportunity to improve their literacy and communication skills.

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How the Latest Technologies Help Improve Literacy Skills
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 25, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips


Emerging technologies are shaping the future of the education system. Fortunately for modern learners, new useful tools appear every day. Various devices and software facilitate the studying process and help students to master essential skills faster than ever before. Particularly, the latest technologies help to improve the literacy skills of adults. If you want to know how innovations in this niche work, just keep reading.

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Shutdown vs. Social Safety Net
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 17, 2019 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy



Numerous news articles and blog posts over the past few weeks have underscored the magnitude of the impact that the partial federal shutdown is having on low-wage workers and adults who are unemployed or under-employed. Not always recognized, but pivotal, is the connection with adult literacy and numeracy.


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Dyslexia’s Role in Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 15, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips


Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference that affects the part of the brain that controls a person’s ability to process the way language is heard, spoken, read, or spelled. Although it is not always properly diagnosed in a person’s lifetime, it affects up to 20 percent of the American population.

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