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Increasing Public Awareness of Low Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on September 12, 2017 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
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Take a look at some of the results of this year's Omnibus survey on public awareness of the adult literacy issue in the United States.


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The Fork in the Road to Funding for Adult Basic Education
Posted by abeContentEditor on July 25, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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Both the House and Senate appropriation committees have been working on the overall federal budget allocations for fiscal year 2018. These are particularly important discussions, especially to the adult literacy field. The president’s proposed budget for FY18 contained a number of significant cuts to programs of vital importance to adult basic education and ProLiteracy members and students.

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The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education

Dr. Steve Reder’s research is significant in that it is nearly the only research of its kind that shows the correlation between obtaining literacy skills and a return on investment related to improving an adult’s life and future. We must capitalize on the findings of this study to help stakeholders act in order to advance adult literacy and education.

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Workforce Development Week: National Initiatives
Posted by Peter Waite on June 15, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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This week has been designated Workforce Development Week and President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka have been visiting active workforce development programs in Wisconsin. 


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Letters for Literacy: Raise Awareness for Adult Basic Education with Your Words
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on June 12, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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How would you stand up for something you believe in? Would you attend forums, take part in or manage an awareness fundraiser, join an advocacy group and protest, repeatedly make posts across social media, start a blog, or make a call to your local representative? What about writing a letter to your representative? 


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New research proves the correlation between obtaining literacy skills and the return on investment related to improving an adult’s life and future.

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