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In Cambodia, Our Partner Program Preserves a Language
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 18, 2021 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

The United Nations says the 6,000 spoken languages spoken around the world are of immense importance to the planet and its people. Yet, it is estimated that 43 percent of those languages are in danger of dying out. 


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As a Young Black Poet Captivates the Nation, Bring Poetry into the Classroom
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 08, 2021 in categoryNewscategoryMember TipscategoryDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Last night, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman made history at Super Bowl LV as the first person to perform poetry at the event. Her poem spoke to the moment our country and world are in by honoring the everyday heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s also noteworthy, however, is that Gorman made this accomplishment during Black History Month. With a renewed interest in poetry, and in the context of Black History Month, now is the time to insert poetry into your lessons.


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Why is ProLiteracy’s Annual Statistical Report on adult literacy programs so important?
Posted by Michelle Smith on January 25, 2021 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

Every year ProLiteracy asks our member service providers to report a wide range of data based on their most recent financial year. And every year our programs come through by submitting hundreds of completed surveys filled with treasure troves of data that we compile into our Annual Statistical Report. 


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Why a Dairy Company Invested in English Language Learning Software
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 05, 2021 in categoryStudent Stories categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews

At Byrne Dairy’s Syracuse Cold Storage facility, in Syracuse, New York, managers were having a difficult time effectively communicating with non-English speaking employees. While the company provides important information and trainings in both English and Spanish, it wanted to give its employees the opportunity to overcome these language barriers to do more. 


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He helped thousands of immigrants learn English. Who is Alex Trebek?
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on December 22, 2020 in categoryNews

Alex Trebek, beloved host of CBS’s longtime game show Jeopardy! died last month of pancreatic cancer at age 80. During his 36 years as the popular gameshow host, Trebek impacted many lives, including those of immigrants. 


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