Let’s Make Adult Ed Classes LGBTQ Inclusive
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 18, 2021 in categoryDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In honor of Pride Month, let’s step back and evaluate the education field’s efforts to be LGBTQ inclusive.

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One of the primary purposes of adult education is to give adults the skills and knowledge to become active members of their communities and exercise their democratic rights. 

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Our View: How Literacy Can Impact the Future
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 23, 2021 in categoryNewscategoryDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At ProLiteracy, we believe that literacy is a means to equity. When an adult increases their literacy skills, they can take advantage of opportunities previously unavailable to them.

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Black History Month: A Free Lesson on Frederick Douglass
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 15, 2021 in categoryMember TipscategoryDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We want to help you bring Black history into your classroom by sharing a lesson about Frederick Douglass from the New Readers Press supplemental reading series American Lives.  


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As a Young Black Poet Captivates the Nation, Bring Poetry into the Classroom
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 08, 2021 in categoryNewscategoryMember TipscategoryDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Last night, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman made history at Super Bowl LV as the first person to perform poetry at the event. Her poem spoke to the moment our country and world are in by honoring the everyday heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s also noteworthy, however, is that Gorman made this accomplishment during Black History Month. With a renewed interest in poetry, and in the context of Black History Month, now is the time to insert poetry into your lessons.

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