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The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education

 

There is a significant connection between participation in adult basic skills programs and increased employment and income levels, high school equivalency and postsecondary education attainment, and civic participation. This return on investment, however, remains mostly unknown to policy makers, funders, and the general public.


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White House Releases 2018 Draft Budget
Posted by Peter Waite on March 27, 2017 in categoryAdvocacy
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The recent release of the White House Budget Blueprint for fiscal year 2018 has a number of proposed budget reductions and program eliminations that will result in a significant reduction in resources for many local programs and their students.


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India’s First Literacy School for Grandmothers


India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made strides to improve female literacy. Until recently, the majority of educational programs focused on youth. Now, what is known as India’s first Grandmothers’ School is changing that and emphasizing the importance of a literate, older female generation.  


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Can you tell which celebrities earned their GED®?
Posted by Ben Davis on March 22, 2017
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Obtaining a GED certificate (Or equivalent credential) can open doors to opportunities. Having a high school diploma or an equivalency credential can help you Get a job and earn money, go to college or technical school, and stay on the straight and narrow.

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What Writing Style Reflects Your Personality?
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 17, 2017
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Which Writing Style Will You Choose? Your writing style is not much different than the tone of your voice—it is how you express your message. Your writing style is conveyed by your choice of words and your use of imagery, symbolism, allusion, syntax, metaphor, diction, and other literary elements. 


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