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Legislative Update: Proposed Increases for Adult Education
Proposed Increases for Adult Education

Last week, the House Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee budget proposal, which includes adult education, was released. It calls for an $11.7 billion overall increase, including a 6 percent increase for the Department of Education. TODAY, the House Appropriations Committee will meet to consider FY2020 allocations for the 12 government funding bills, including a mark-up of the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee bill.

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App-to-Speed Learning Circles for ABE Learners
App-to-Speed Learning Circles for ABE Learners

Learning circles have shown to help adults on literacy program waiting lists or to supplement or intensify their learning progress. By offering learning circles, adult ABE programs can help low-literate native English speakers to quickly learn and effectively use free- or low-cost apps to improve their reading and writing skills. In addition to low-literate adults needing to acquire reading, writing, and numeracy skills, use of computers, tablets, or smart phones as part of regular instruction is becoming increasingly important.

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Adult Literacy Teachers’ Perspectives on Reading Difficulties
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on April 30, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
Adult Literacy Teachers’ Perspectives on Reading Difficulties

Twice a month, we will highlight an excerpt from a research article published in the current issue of the journal. This week, we are featuring the article Adult Literacy Teachers’ Perspectives on Reading Difficulties and the Origins of These Perspectives, by Elaine Chapman and Janet McHardy.

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New Government Regulations and Special Provisions
Posted by Peter Waite on April 22, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
New Government Regulations and Provisions

Recently we have seen a number of new proposed government regulations and new requirements associated with a wide range of federally supported programs. Many of these new regulations are helpful and intended to make these programs more effective and efficient.

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4 Challenges ESL Learners Face
4 Challenges ESL Learners Face

Immigrants and refugees face a number of challenges while transitioning into their new lives. Their diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds pose obstacles for them to thrive.

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