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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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When Prisons Ban Books, They Ban Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on April 12, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy


Without books, prison leaves very little room for a person to reach outside of their walls, tap into the world surrounding them, and simply live life. Books give prisoners the opportunity to develop their literacy skills and if to be released, build an educated foundation for the their new lives when they are released.

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One Girl's Courage Leads Women to Equal Education Opportunities
Image of Madala Yousafzai

Women across the world are not always in a position to feel empowered, make life-changing decisions of their own, or take a stand for what they believe in. One woman, however, defied the Taliban, stood her ground, and fought for something that she deeply believed in.

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