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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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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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Celebrating Freedom of Information Day
Posted by Lara Pimentel on March 16, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Freedom of Information Day

Today, in honor of Freedom of Information Day, we want to take a moment to recognize how ProLiteracy and our partners are working to make sure that information is accessible to everyone, including adult learners.

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Supreme Court likely to act this week on census dispute
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 14, 2019 in categoryNews



Moving with unusual speed, the Supreme Court on Monday set the stage for acting soon – probably on Friday – on the constitutional controversy over asking everyone living in America about their citizenship, as part of the 2020 census.

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Shutdown vs. Social Safety Net
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 17, 2019 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy



Numerous news articles and blog posts over the past few weeks have underscored the magnitude of the impact that the partial federal shutdown is having on low-wage workers and adults who are unemployed or under-employed. Not always recognized, but pivotal, is the connection with adult literacy and numeracy.


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