COVID-19 and its Impact on Adult Literacy Programs

ProLiteracy recently surveyed its member programs and New Readers Press customers to gauge how local literacy programs and their students are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our survey was open from May 11, 2020 through June 1, 2020, and it yielded 392 responses. Key findings from the survey are highlighted.

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Digital Literacy and Technology Integration in Adult Basic Skills Education: A Review of the Research
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on June 23, 2020 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

ProLiteracy is pleased to share the second in a series of Research Briefs on adult literacy and education. The briefs are summaries that offer a synthesis of research on a topic, implications for practice, and next steps in research.

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2020 Census Questionnaire Available in Arabic
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on June 18, 2020 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryMember Tips

Over one million people in the United States speak Arabic. For the first time in U.S. history the 2020 census questionnaires will be available in Arabic.

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ProLiteracy’s Research Journal: An Open Discussion

ProLiteracy has highlighted a series of important articles from Volume 1, Issue 2 of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy to provide resources for Adult Basic Education instructors.  

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Adult Education: A Loss for the City of Philadelphia
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on May 28, 2020 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

In the FY21 budget for the city of Philadelphia, funding for the Office of Adult Education (OAE) was cut. During this difficult time, adult education should be a priority in the rebuilding of the economy after COVID-19.

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