A Snapshot of Literacy Worldwide
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on May 04, 2021 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNews

Low literacy is a global crisis. We often hear about the how increasing literacy rates in the U.S. would impact our economy, health care system, and communities, but what impact would improving literacy on a worldwide scale have? 

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The Best Way to Prevent Being Scammed: Financial Literacy
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on April 30, 2021 in categoryNew Readers PresscategoryNews

April is Financial Literacy Month. The importance of financial literacy cannot be understated. Financial literacy gives people the power to  ensure their money is meeting their needs. 

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Day of Giving: A Chance to Provide Conference Scholarships
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on April 20, 2021 in categoryNews

Our conference scholarship efforts have always focused on raising enough money to bring as many adult education practitioners as possible to our conference. This year, our goal is to surpass all past fundraising totals so we can give more programs than ever the benefits that come with our conference. 

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Why Volunteer with Adult Literacy Students?
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on April 19, 2021 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews

It's National Volunteer Week! In the adult education field, we are lucky to have volunteers who are deeply committed toand find joy inteaching adults to read, write, speak English, and become active members of their communities. How did we get so lucky?

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Adult Education Funding Can Pave the Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants
Posted by Kevin Morgan on April 13, 2021 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

The House of Representatives passed two immigration bills last month, the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. While these bills are a step in the right direction, broader immigration reform is needed to provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The President’s U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 begins to address these needs.  

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