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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Student Recruitment: A Review of the Research
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on May 21, 2020 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

ProLiteracy Research Brief

ProLiteracy has created a series of research briefs on adult literacy and education. This first research brief describes findings drawn from research on adult education student recruitment and highlights key practices and strategies that can be used to recruit ABE learners including resource guides and toolkits.

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Ireland Recognizes Adult Literacy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on May 12, 2020 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, Ireland’s two major political parties, drafted a document providing a government framework for post COVID-19 actions. Among the 10 key missions, adult literacy was recognized.

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Shakira Wins the World Literacy Foundation’s 2020 Global Literacy Award
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on April 28, 2020 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

Shakira, a Colombian singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and philanthropist, was awarded with the World Literacy Foundation’s 2020 Global Literacy Award for her contributions to literacy around the world.

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LeVar Burton Livestream Story Time
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on April 17, 2020 in categoryNewscategoryMember Tips

LeVar Burton, host of the long-running PBS children series Reading Rainbow, is taking to his Twitter Livestream during the COVID-19 pandemic to read to his followers.

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