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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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A New Literacy Paradigm
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on June 01, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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Recent proposed reductions in federal funding for adult education are bringing about an even more challenging environment for our programs and students. While we continue to hear verbal support for the issue of adult literacy, we continue to see limited or diminished funding for our programs. 


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Trump’s Budget Proposal Calls for Deep Cuts to Education
Posted by Michele Bellso on May 25, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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We advocate against these deep cuts that will hurt adult literacy programs and their learners and families. President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes dramatic cuts to adult education funding and the complete elimination of many federal programs that support adult literacy, workforce development, and human services.


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