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Shutdown vs. Social Safety Net
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on January 17, 2019 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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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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Dyslexia’s Role in Adult Literacy


Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference that affects the part of the brain that controls a person’s ability to process the way language is heard, spoken, read, or spelled. Although it is not always properly diagnosed in a person’s lifetime, it affects up to 20 percent of the American population.

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A Student Story: A Grandfather's Wish


Ruben would pretend to read to his grandchildren from storybooks until one day his granddaughter pointed out, “Grandpa, that's not what it says here.”

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80 Years of the Christmas Book Flood


Christmastime is a magical time for literacy in Iceland. In fact, it marks one of the small country’s greatest traditions.

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Students Teach Students and Reduce ESOL Waiting Lists


For their inaugural PBHA Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, six students taught English to hundreds of new residents of Boston.

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