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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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Election Results May Be Significant for Adult Literacy
Posted by Peter Waite on November 13, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy


The recent elections have once more ushered in some significant changes at the federal, state, and local levels. These changes may be significant for the adult literacy field and possible funding levels, as well as literacy program enhancements.

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ProLiteracy Hero Recap of Week 1
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 02, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
ProLiteracy Hero

By James Martin

On Sunday, October 28, we wrapped up our first round of voting for the very first ProLiteracy Hero contest. It was a close match, with over 55,000 votes. Unfortunately, these three programs did not move forward in the contest but they still deserve to be recognized for the exceptional work they do in the adult literacy field.


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What the Public Charge Proposed Changes Could Mean for Learners
Posted by Peter Waite on October 30, 2018 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy


Recently, the administration proposed a significant change in one of the important elements for consideration of permanent status for U.S. immigrants. These changes are related to what is called the “public charge” component of the list of considerations for immigration. In the past, these considerations have focused on circumstances where profoundly disabled or similar candidates were seeking status that would encumber large amounts of resources for long-term care or assistance.

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How advocates can advance immigrant workforce issues at the state and local level


The National Skills Coalition is releasing a new report that gives state and local advocates fresh ideas for advancing policies to improve immigrant access to workforce and adult education services. At the Intersection of Immigration and Skills Policy: A Roadmap to Smart Policies for State and Local Leaders focuses on the fast-growing phenomenon of state Offices of New Americans and city Offices of Immigrant Affairs, and their intersection with public workforce and education agencies.


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