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Important Supreme Court Ruling on Census 2020
Posted by Michele Diecuch on July 01, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Important Supreme Court Ruling on Census 2020

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s proposal to add a question to the 2020 Census about an individual’s citizenship status is unconstitutional. The Court has asked the Department of Commerce for further justification. Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. wrote that agencies must offer “genuine justifications for important decisions …” and that “accepting contrived reasons would defeat the purpose of the enterprise.”

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The Tech for Teachers Series: 3 Courses for Successful Adult Literacy Instruction
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 28, 2019 in categoryMember Tips

3 Courses for Successful Adult Literacy Instruction

Do you want to start prepping and be in tip-top shape for new and returning adult learners in the next fiscal year? Do you need something productive to occupy your downtime during the warm summer days? ProLiteracy Education Network can help you “kill two birds with one stone” and get things done right now.


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Supreme Court puts census citizenship question on hold
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 27, 2019 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Supreme Court puts census citizenship question on hold

The Supreme Court on Thursday put on hold the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census form sent to every household, saying it had provided a “contrived” reason for wanting the information.

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How Policy Changes Affect Local Immigrant Learners
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 26, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
Immigrants being affected by policy change

In her journal article, Susan Finn Miller covers the impact of recent immigration policies and the impact these policies have on individuals in her local community.

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Lifelong Educator Teaches English at 87

Adult literacy tutor and student


When Joyce Hartman was 21 years old and attending San Diego State University, she traveled to Japan to teach English to local teens. That was the beginning of her quest to continue helping people and teaching English as a second language to adult immigrants in the U.S. And she continues her quest today, at age 87.


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