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Literacy Changes Lives: When Life Grew Difficult, She Didn’t Give Up
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 16, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories categoryWomen's Empowerment


The stories of adult learners are very inspirational as they overcome heartbreak, embarrassment, and hardship to reach their goals and create a life they thought only existed in their dreams.


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Adult Literacy's Role in the Skills Gap
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 15, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy


There is a gap between what employers want or need their employees to be able to do, and the skills employees possess. Good, high-paying jobs are unfilled while American workers lack the skills to fill them. This keeps many workers in the dark and unable to enter or remain in the middle class. Their lack of advanced skills means they are constantly faced with low wages and the incapacity to accomplish financial stability. What can we do to close the gap?

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How to Get Started with Blended Learning
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on November 07, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryMember Tips

Blended learning is the integration of online learning with face-to-face learning. This article will discuss the first steps to getting started with blended learning as well as provide links to resources that will help you improve your use of blended learning, including a free, downloadable guide that more fully explores blended learning for adult basic skills educators and links to free, open education resources for the online component of blended learning.


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Will Tax Reform Have a Negative Impact on Adult Literacy Programs?
Posted by Peter Waite on November 02, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy

The good news was that the first budget drafts showed no significant cuts to adult education or related programs of value to our field, such as Americorps. The disappointing news is that the ongoing discussions and refinement on the budget and tax reform has included no discussion about adult education or workforce development. 


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A Look Back at 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on October 31, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field

 

The 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy was our most successful one yet! Check out all of the conference highlights, surprise giveaways, and more!


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