A Solution to Teaching Digital Literacy in a Correctional Setting
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on February 02, 2022 in categoryNew Readers Press

Late last year, New Readers Press National Sales Director Dan Helms saw a call for submissions for the Correctional Education Association’s newsletter. Here he shares why he decided to co-write an article with Angela Harris, author of Computers: One Click at a Time, to submit for inclusion. 

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Research Brief Presents Theories Behind Improved Motivation
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 24, 2022 in categoryFacts & Research

A simple Google search for “student persistence in adult education” provides evidence that a lot has been written about how to keep adult learners engaged to meet their goals. Overwhelmingly, motivation is a driving force to increased student persistence. 

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Adult Literacy By the Numbers
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on January 13, 2022 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

Each year, we ask our member programs to submit data so we can compile the Annual Statistical Report, which gives a snapshot of the current trends within the adult literacy field. 

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Learning English Brings Her Goals into Focus

Edis Canales will be the first to tell you she is shy. While that might be true, she won’t hesitate to tell you what she aspires to. "My dream is to be a nurse,” she said. “I like to help people and make people feel better.” 


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The Washington Post Advice Column Ask Amy Recognizes ProLiteracy Among Top Charities
Posted by Randy Hadzor on December 29, 2021 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
The Washington Post Advice Column Ask Amy Recognizes ProLiteracy

We are humbled to be in included in The Washington Post's advice column: Ask Amy. Columnist Amy Dickinson recognized ProLiteracy as a highly rated and worthy organization in her annual Charity Roundup.

Dickinson gives a nod of respect to Ruth Colvin for founding Literacy Volunteers of America in 1960—now ProLiteracy with more than 1,000 organizations across America and internationally. Ruth's work is evidence that one person can truly make a difference in the world.

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