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Student Story: Laubach, Literacy, and a Big Comfy Chair

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Judy Vest was born and raised in Virginia’s Montgomery County and has lived there her whole life.  She raised a daughter and took care of her home, but she was never able to learn to read.

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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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App-to-Speed Learning Circles in Adult ESOL Programs

Adult literacy blog by David Rosen and ProLiteracy


Through offering learning circles, adult ESOL programs can help immigrant community members to quickly learn and effectively use free or low-cost apps to improve their English language skills.

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App-to-Speed Learning Circles in Public Libraries
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This article is about how, through offering learning circles, libraries can help low-literate and immigrant community members quickly and effectively learn to use free or low-cost apps to improve their basic skills or, for immigrants, to improve their English language skills. At the end is a list of links to articles about learning circles in libraries, and to a study of library learning circles.

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One Girl's Courage Leads Women to Equal Education Opportunities
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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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