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Federal Judge says Literacy is NOT a Right
Posted by Peter Waite on July 09, 2018 in categoryAdvocacy
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The recent court ruling in Detroit that literacy is not a basic human right has stirred considerable interest and debate throughout the nation. It is particularly fitting that this discussion has happened as the nation celebrated the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 242 years ago.

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Lighting Sparks for Adult Education This July 4th
Posted by Peter Waite on July 03, 2018 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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As we pass by the 4th of July, we are once again reminded of the critical importance of literacy as a vital foundation to our democracy. We are finally gaining some additional traction in awareness and support for literacy.

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When Life Let Her Down, Literacy Pulled Her Up
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 26, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford (LVGH) helps 850 adults gain the literacy skills they need to succeed in life. One of these successful and inspiring learners is Myesha Simpson, and this is her story.

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2018-2019 International Literacy Projects


This year, thanks to donations from individual donors and foundations, we were able to provide $60,000 for nine literacy programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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Why Video Games are Good for Students
Posted by Ben Davis on June 14, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips
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Looking at whether there’s a correlation between playing video games and learning will continue to gain popularity among teachers and students who are looking for an effective method to increase skills and test scores. The skeptics believe that there is no correlation between video games and improving test scores. But others increasingly see video games as a useful learning tool.


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